July 26, 2016

How Do You Know if Your Water is Safe?

February 3, 2016 aptprepper 5

The news about the contaminated water in Flint Michigan has been very disturbing to say the least. It is bad enough their drinking water has been polluted for the last couple of years, but they are still being billed outrageous amounts of money for water they are barely using. Now there could potentially be another town that has lead contamination in its water supply.

How do you know if your tap water is safe? […]

The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide: Interview with Author Daisy Luther and Giveaway

July 24, 2015 aptprepper 13

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Today we are looking at The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide by Daisy Luther.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with her work, Daisy writes The Organic Prepper, and has written other books, such as The Organic Canner, which has also be featured. This book is very timely written, as we are currently witnessing an unparallelled drought in California, as well as other states in the Pacific Northwest.  At my last trip to […]

Polar Pure Water Disinfectant Review

June 5, 2015 aptprepper 4

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I received a review sample of Polar Pure Water Disinfectant.  It is an iodine water disinfectant that kills viruses, living organisms (including Giardia cysts) and bacteria in the water. Polar Pure has been around for years, and has been well regarded by campers, backpackers and preppers.  Unfortunately, it went off the market around 2010 because meth cookers reportedly used the iodine crystals to manufacture methamphetamine.  This resulted in more stringent laws involving iodine […]

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 […]

Quick Update on Berkey

December 4, 2012 aptprepper 0

I just received a notice from The Berkey Guy that they are now shipping the following Berkey Water Purification systems -Berkey Light®, Travel Berkey®, Go Berkey Kit®, Sport Berkey® The Black Berkeys® & PF2 Fluoride & Arsenic Reduction Elements to California residents, effective immediately.  This is great news for California residents who could not order these Berkey systems prior to this.   Get the real deal. Whether bugging out or sheltering in place, you can never have enough clean water […]

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 […]

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