Black Berkey Red Dye Food Coloring Test – Does it Work or Not?
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Black Berkey Red Dye Food Coloring Test – Does it Work or Not?

I have heard conflicting reports about the validity of the “red dye test” (food coloring) for the Black Berkey water filter elements. Some have said that it’s a valid test to indicate or verify that the filter is still ‘good’. Others have said, no, it’s not an accurate method of determination. I have the correct…

Water Purification Tablets – Why You Should Have Some
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Water Purification Tablets – Why You Should Have Some

There are several methods for emergency disinfection of drinking water. Each with their own attributes and effectiveness. One method to treat water for drinking is to use water purification tablets.   Water Purification Tablets – Advantages   1. Small and lightweight A typical small bottle (50 tablets) of the most popular brand (Potable Aqua) will…

Water Purifier or Water Filter – Which is Best?
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Water Purifier or Water Filter – Which is Best?

To know which one is the best (a water filter or water purifier), it’s about the phrasing, words, and how it relates to water treatment standards. The term ‘water filter’ is broadly used to describe many water filtration devices. But did you know that not all water filters are alike in their ability to reduce…

How To Clean Berkey Water Filters in the Sink or a Bucket
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How To Clean Berkey Water Filters in the Sink or a Bucket

How To Clean Berkey Filters (Sometimes called black Berkey filters, filter elements, ceramic filters, or candles) If you have a countertop / tabletop water filter system such as the Berkey or other brands that use ‘filter candle’ elements, every once in awhile you will need to clean the filters themselves. Eventually the water flow may…

Radioactive Water Filter
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Radioactive Water Filter

Guest article by Bogan – Spurred by a comment on this blog, I started to research how a person might go about filtering water that has been contaminated by radioactivity. Knowing little to nothing about the topic a person ought to be able to find out something by rummaging through the internet, right? As I…

Water Filter – A Survival Prep ‘Must Have’
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Water Filter – A Survival Prep ‘Must Have’

A water filter is a survival prep ‘must have’ and high on the priority list of preps. (see below for list of water filter recommendations) We cannot survive long without drinking any water! In fact, you would likely NOT survive a week without it – they say 3 to 5 days would be it! Prepper…

Which Water Filter Do You Have?
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Which Water Filter Do You Have?

The results are in! Based on our preparedness demographic, scroll down for the list of most popular water filter brands that people have: A drinking water filter is a highly recommended preparedness item for anyone and everyone! Clean, pure drinking water is essential for healthy living. Even an ordinary ‘Brita’ style water filter in your…

Berkey: Black Filter Elements vs. White Ceramic
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Berkey: Black Filter Elements vs. White Ceramic

Do you have a Big Berkey water filter? Are you wondering about the difference between the White filter element and the Black filter element? Though the black filters are standard today, the white filters are still out there. It was confusing because some of the Berkey water filter systems used to come with white ceramic…