water filtration product info needed

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by monkeyman, Sep 24, 2005.


  1. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Dose anyone know anything about these? http://www.frugalsquirrels.com/cgi-...n=PROD&Store_Code=FSOS&Product_Code=SGBBSBPWB Has anyone here used them?
    I know I have heard a lot of good things about the big berkeys but have not heard much about these. what I basicly wanted to find out is do they filter as well as the big ones, if not then what do you have to be sure is not in the water or to treat for and how much water are they capable of filtering in a given time? Also how much water can they filter before haveing the filter changed and how durable are they? Do the filters have a shelf life?
    Any info I can get on these would be helpful since this would actualy be in my price range to pick up a couple of these if they would meet needs here (or getting to here) for drinking water, and I tend to need abnormaly large amounts of water as in hot weather and working I often need 5+ gallon of water a day to stay hydrated.
     
  2. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    DOn't know anything about the berkey sport mm.

    The other one looks similar and I take it they are gravity or remorse Osmosis units. Fill them up and walk around awhile with them.

    not sure.

    If you were looking for one water filter for all purpose use, I'd go with the MSR miniworks: http://www.msrcorp.com/filters/miniworks_ex.asp

    $78 but I bet you can find them for a little less. Very long lasting and use a ceramic filter.

    And that Aqua Rain filter as well as my Katadyn Pocket are good for around 13,000 gallons
    http://www.katadyn.net/katadyn_pocket.html
    http://www.aquarain.com/
     
  4. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I think on the sport bottles you fill them up and then it filters the water as you squeeze it out from what I understood. I will look into the one you mentioned too. If I could afford it I would love to get the one from Berkfeld thats the 2 5 gallon buckets that stack on each other and it filters through but its $275 and way out of my price range at present.
     
  5. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    yeah, my aqua rain is the same as the berkey. Just another name and when I bought it, I didn't know of the berkey. You know, some iodine tabs will work too
     
  6. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Yup I have some of them as well as bleech. One thing I like about the filters is they apparently will also remove chemicals like pesticides and so forth as well as heavy metals. Aside from that just the fact I figure they would treat a lot more water than a few bottles of the tablets.
     
  7. foust1012

    foust1012 Monkey+

    The Berkey systems are great. It is really easy to just buy the Black Berkey elements and the parts kit and just build your own with food grade 5 gallon buckets. There are videos all over youbue that will explain how. You can buy the parts kits and the elements for a total of around $120.00 and make your own "Berkey System". You can buy the elements and parts kits at Home.
     
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