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A Week Without Running Water

May 25, 2016 aptprepper 5

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com We recently traveled to a camp site up in the mountains in New Mexico.  The website indicated the area would have potable water, but when we arrived, we found it did not actually have potable water.   Fortunately, we had brought a water filter “just in case” Here are some lessons learned from spending a week without running water. Refillable containers become really, really important We brought a five gallon collapsible water container […]

Monday Musings 5/11/2015: Because You Can Never have Enough Water

May 11, 2015 aptprepper 6

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Welcome to another Monday Musings, where we share interesting links about all things preparedness, as well as updates on the blog. First the blog updates… Re-evaluating our emergency supplies  This week we are checking all our emergency supplies, and getting ready for hurricane season which starts June 1st.  Finding all sorts of interesting things, and I will post about them in a later article. Adding to our water preps  The biggest thing we […]

Official Response to: “Does Berkey Water Filter Work On Toledo, OH Algae Bloom?”

August 6, 2014 aptprepper 1

I wanted to pass this info along, as a lot of people are wondering and doing searches on whether the Black Berkey Water Filters would work on the algae bloom in Toledo, OH. I sent an email to Jeff, The Berkey Guy and he has posted the response on his site: Does Berkey Water Filter Work On Toledo, OH Algae Bloom?  Click here Official Berkey Response to Toledo Ohio Algae Bloom   We use the Black Berkey Water Filter in […]

LifeStraw – Review

July 15, 2013 aptprepper 30

I received some samples of the LifeStraw for review and giveaway. What is LifeStraw?  The LifeStraw is a portable method to filter and purify water.  It uses a hollow-fiber membrane to remove bacteria and turbidity. There are no chemicals, iodine, or moving parts. It’s ultralight and inexpensive enough to keep in your backpack for hiking, backpacking, camping or in case of emergencies. Each LifeStraw will purify up to 1,000 liters or 264 gallons. Once it reaches this limit, you can […]

In an Emergency, Your Life Could Depend on It: Check your Water Filter

March 27, 2013 aptprepper 3

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Our tap water has a heavily chlorinated taste.  Instead of buying bottled water, we use our Berkey Light Water Purifier on a daily basis.   Now that we use it all the time, I realized there is some maintenance that goes will using a water purifier, no matter what brand you use. After using the filter for about three months, I noticed a reddish coating on the water filter elements, so we disassembled […]

What You Need to Know about Water Contamination

August 15, 2012 aptprepper 4

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com If the power grid were to go down for a period of time, municipal water filtration systems may not function properly.  Most of us have heard of “Boil water” ordinances in our own cities when a section of town gets a water main break.  That’s because the water in the area becomes contaminated and is no longer safe to drink.  This can happen in a widespread area if the power grid were to […]

Just Go with the Flow

January 27, 2012 aptprepper 6

After months of advising my relatives to get a water filtration system, one of the families finally decided to purchase one.  I had told them about the Berkey, and they thought this is what they purchased.  Well… not really. From what the family member told me, the booth at the trade show they attended had two filtration systems side by side: 1-  the clear Berkey Light, with the red food dye in the canister above, being filtered clear into the […]