The Berkey Guy | Authorized Dealer of Berkey Water Filter Systems
His online persona name is The Berkey Guy. Actually, his name is Jeff. Much of the preparedness community has known ‘The Berkey Guy’ and his company for many years.
I recall way back in 2011, a year after I started Modern Survival Blog, when I began promoting Jeff’s Berkey Water Filters. Time flies! Here we are nearly a decade later – and not only is The Berkey Guy still around, but my blog as well! I guess we’re doing something right…
Why You Should Buy A Berkey Water Filter From The Berkey Guy
I’m putting this out there, sincerely. If any of you ever consider purchasing a Berkey Water Filter, I highly recommend you get it from Jeff. Here’s why…
The Berkey Water Filter is not cheap. It is a high quality countertop filter ‘system’ containing expensive engineered filtration elements. I don’t know about you, but when I’m buying something expensive, I’m not looking to save a few bucks off the price. Rather, I’m looking for confidence and reputation in the seller. Longevity. Trust. Perhaps serviceability.
Reputation | Longevity
The Berkey Guy has been authorized to sell Berkey Water Filters for a very long time. He runs a small family business here in the USA. I trust him. Yes, he advertises with us. But I wouldn’t be saying this if I didn’t have a long history with the company.
I have Berkey Water Filters. I KNOW they’re the best in the countertop category. And I suggest that if you’re in the market for one, that you buy yours from a reputable and authorized dealer who has been around for awhile!
Lifetime Warranty by The Berkey Guy
Jeff has a lifetime warranty for Berkey water filtration systems. That’s pretty awesome. That’s another reason you want to buy from a company that will be around in the future!
Spare Parts | Replacement Filter Elements
As you may already know, the Black Berkey filter elements will process 3,000 gallons of water each. There are typically two, or four (depending on Berkey size) installed in the stainless steel container. Though that’s a lot of water!, eventually you may need to replace them. So again, I recommend The Berkey Guy for your replacement filter elements too.
I keep a spare set of filter elements. Why? For preparedness. Also, I know that prices never go down. They always go up. So I’ve already got mine…
A spare water spigot is a good idea. I actually bought the one where you can see the water level of the bottom container and installed it instead of the standard spigot.
Check out his site for all the gadgets.
Even when I have linked in the past to a Berkey Water Filter here on the blog via Amazon, I have specifically pointed to The Berkey Guy’s store/product there. With that said, I recommend that you visit his site directly because he carries the complete lineup, and often has Sale prices. Plus, I just want you to check it out!
The Berkey countertop water filter system is simply the best. And if you’re ever going to buy one, I recommend getting it from the best and authorized dealer.
Oh, one more thing! If you do end up buying one there, let him know that you came from Modern Survival Blog, your favorite preparedness website!
Okay, now before you do anything else, go visit the home of The Berkey Guy:
Continue reading: How To Clean A Berkey Water Filter
Berkey Water Filter IS Worth The Money
Black Berkey | Red Dye Food Coloring Test
I worked in very remote parts of Idaho and Montana reconstructing Forest Service roads. In most areas, the only water sources were ponds and creeks. I used the Big Berkey water filter exclusively. I can recommend them first hand. Great water filters!
My water source at home is from a natural spring. Knowing that there may be ‘organic’ organisms potentially in that water, I use a Big Berkey for all of our water consumption as a precaution (even though I pre-filter the water exiting the pressure tank with a 1 micron inline filter). There’s nothing like crystal clear pure drinking water!
I also use a Berkey in the camper for our drinking water needs. You never know what the water is like when you’re on the road!.
I hate the taste of the water from my campers tank. I suppose it is okay to drink but something about it sitting in the big plastic box. Will the Berkey filter out the “tank” taste?
You mentioned the taste of water from your camper’s tank. One thing I’ve discovered is to be sure and empty the tank AND THE HOT WATER TANK between uses of the camper. Often people don’t empty that hot water tank and it gets “less than ideal” after awhile!
Anyway, yes the Berkey will certainly help with the taste!
Also, when I ‘dry camp’ (no hookups) and when I fill my water tank, I add chlorine (regular bleach). That’s important! It will kill the nasty organics that may be in there. Here’s a related article:
Bleach – Water Ratio for Drinking Water
I have always used The Berkey Guy for my Berkey items — always fast delivery, and the products are perfectly fine.
Ironic that this is today’s article. Early this morning, I took my Berkey apart to clean, and then to replace the filters. It’s time….
How did I know??? Well, I keep an index card that I record a few tidbits of info: date of replacement elements, date of cleaning elements, date of basic cleaning of Berkey unit.
When I clean my unit, I do a complete disassemble, which isn’t much: remove the elements and the spigot, then wash everything very well. Doesn’t take much time to do.
As of today, we have no more replacement elements, so I will order back-ups. I did see a stainless spigot on sale, so I will add that to my order. I have the plastic spigot which has been fine all of these years, but being plastic I always wanted a stainless spigot. Now’s the time!
If you don’t have a Berkey, consider getting one. It’s a top-ten prep, imo. If, for any reason, you do not have clean running water and must rely on pond, creek, or roof-top rain, you must clean and filter your water.
BTW, Ken’s other linked articles are very informative (thanks!). I have a small binder with those printouts and keep them with our extra Berkey items.
And if you buy from them, let him know (not sure if he has a note section for orders) (or you could always their ‘contact form), let him know you came from Modern Survival Blog, thanks! Help keep us online by supporting our sponsors!
There is no area to leave a note except at the Shipping instructions. I’ll go drop him a line and let him know that I have been coming via MSB. (I’ve done that in the past)
Right now, a sale is on, plus, buying 2 sets of the elements earns another 5% discount. That was a nice little ‘extra’!
As an aside, it’s a wonder that these aren’t utilized more for those with kidney problems. Our vet recommended filtered water for one of our dogs because he has some kidney issues due to the seizure medications.
How much are your filters black? shopping around
I have been trying to get answers and buy a filter but no luck yet. I need to know which system filters mercury, arsenic, and fluoride. Does anyone here know?
As far as the Berkey? Fluoride filter. They’re white, rather than black.
“The addition of PF-2™ Filter enhances the degree of water filtration by absorbing the following unwanted elements:
Fluoride, sodium fluorosilicate, fluorosilicic acid (also called hydrofluorosilic acid)
Arsenic V and preoxidized Arsenic III
Other residual heavy metal ions”