$50 for water.

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by Caoimhin, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Caoimhin

    Caoimhin New Member

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    I have just $50 to buy a water filter. I have 50 gallons in garage of drinking water and 40 in the RV. I have another 50 gal for cleaning and flushing the toilet. I live 7 miles and a thousand feet above the river which is nearest water source. The water treatment plant is that far also so I am not worried about flushing.7 miles of down hill pipe. What would be my best bet for cleaning the river water? I have plenty of bleach and shock on hand. I can't afford a Berky at this time and feel like I better do something now. What is my best bet with $50?
     

  2. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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  3. bkt

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    These look really wonderful and inexpensive. Is it difficult to get a good seal on the filter holes? Having contaminated water leak is the only real concern with this.
     
  4. Dennis845

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    Well, if you don't absolutely have to have it immediately, wait and save a few more bucks. You get what you pay for. Something as important as clean drinking water, don't skimp on that. I bought the top of the line Berkley water purifier for when I absolutely need it. Berkley has a long history of excellence. Just my opinion.
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I looked at the Big Berkey and unbelievably, they can't be imported into Kalifornia. :rolleyes:

    So I looked for alternatives and bought two of these. They cost me twenty five bucks apiece when I bought them. They're up to twenty seven and some change right now.

    A Practical, Life-Sustaining Water Filter | Monolithic
     
  6. Caoimhin

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    CA, do you use 2 filters in your bucket or just 1 at a time? The Ready place seems the same as Monolithic and the bag from CTD looks good too. I still plan to save up for a big berkey but want to have coverage ASAP. Then I will have the Berkey at home and the other in the RV.
     
  7. bkt

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    Got a Berkey in the kitchen. It's awesome. But in the interest of setting up several filters these might be a great option.
     
  8. bkt

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    Figures. You can't have truly clean, healthy water in California.

    Seriously, why have your state assclowns banned importing a proven water filtration system?
     
  9. oldshooter

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    because "Ve Vill take Care of you"
     
  10. Caoimhin

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    Thanks, I just printed that out and added to my survival binder.
    1 more question anybody, If I use the Berky or the ceramic filters in a bag or bucket, do I still need to boil or add bleach? When it was me Close enough was fine. Now with a wife, 5yr old son and baby daughter due in Nov. I want to be damm sure I'm %100 right on target and not just close enough. Thanks
     
  11. Dennis845

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    I've noticed a bunch of things I have ordered excludes California. Evidently, they have regulated themselves into a corner. No wonder CA is about bankrupt.
     
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