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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 […]

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 […]

Please Welcome our New Sponsor – The Berkey Guy!

September 4, 2011 aptprepper 8

One of my early blog posts back in June 2010 was “Insuring Against 3 Days Without Water” when I described how we decided to purchase The Big Berkey, one of the highest rated water purifying water systems.  It can remove bacteria, pathogens harmful chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, organic solvents, VOCs, detergents, cloudiness, silt, sediment, foul tastes and odors, along with reducing the presence of heavy metals in the water.  I still love my Berkey purifier and that’s why I am delighted […]

How to Drink Muddy Water

April 7, 2011 aptprepper 1

I posted about our water preparedness plan several months ago in the post “Insuring against “3 Days Without Water”  .  For our main water purification system we chose The Big Berkey.  It works very well, but is not very portable.  If we were to shelter in place, the Big Berkey would be the one we’d use.  For a more portable water filter, we decided to try the Lifesaver bottle.  First, why did we pick the Lifesaver bottle?  It is known […]