Monday Musings: Berkey Water Filter for Everyday Use

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This post is by Bernie Carr,

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…

Who won the SunJack Lightstick?  Joseph won the Sunjack Lightstick Giveaway.   The giveaway question was:   On a scale of 1 to 5, how prepared are you for a power outage lasting several hours?  What backup lighting do you have?  His response was:

I think my wife and I would rank at about 2.5. We have flash-lights (solar-powered ones & also extra batteries), candles, and glow-sticks, but nothing like a generator or oil lamps. We get by pretty well though.

Thanks to everyone who entered.  We have another giveaway planned this Friday, so stop by and enter!

Why I started using my Berkey Water Filter everyday  Originally, we had purchased the Berkey for emergencies only, but it turned out to be great for everyday use instead of buying bottled water.

The water coming out of our tap looks brownish/greenish, and the taste was unpleasant with a strong chlorine aftertaste.  The property management said it was not their issue; their pipes were fine, the Water District has control over water quality.  After speaking with some of the neighbors, I learned this was a common complaint:  the water coming out of their tap contains a lot of sediment and tends to be murky.  Instead of buying bottled water, we decided to use our Berkey Light Water Filter.  It has worked out just fine.  Since it is used daily, the filters occasionally get covered with rust colored sediment.  When needed, I scrub the filters with a green scrubber (such as Scotch Brite), and wash the containers thoroughly in water (do not use hot water to avoid damaging the filters).   The set of Black Berkey Elements still going strong after two years of constant use.  I use filtered water for drinking and cooking.

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who donated  Thank you very much for donating to Apartment Prepper!  We’re renewing our domain name and hosting and this was a big help.  If you would like to help, please donate any amount via our Paypal button on the right side bar.   Thanks for helping keep Apartment Prepper free for everyone!

Now for the links…

Major US Retailers are Closing More than 6,000 Stores

22 Things to Keep in Your Car

Posting Pictures Online

How to Make Creamy Vanilla Yogurt

How I Eliminated Shingles Naturally without Rx Meds

100 Things to Do During Screen Free Week

A Throwaway Generation & The Impact on Faith!

More Crime Prevention Tips from a Veteran Cop

Take care and have a great week everyone!

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  1. This light stick is really great! I’ll definitely pick up another one for our use. “One is none, 2 is 1.” The prepper motto! I’ve messed around with this over the past couple of weeks, and I think it’s really designed well. The light it gives off is far better than I had hoped, and it lasts a very very long time.
    My most favorite feature is the phone-charger. I can re-charge my phone from about 10% to full, about 3 times (so far.) The fact that it is waterproof, and drop resistant gives me peace of mind — a durable gadget like this will come in handy when I need it to. I can’t say enough good things about it. Thanks again!

    1. Hi Joseph P, Glad you like the light stick. I think the charging feature is great as well. Plus it’s really bright. Thanks for the update!

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