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posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 09:04 AM
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One more step to living independently I need a big water purifier for turning river water into drinking water can anyone suggest the best method also, anything will be helpful folks I dont really know what iam doing here thanks in advance.




posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 09:07 AM
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a reply to: BoovDawg

Depends on how much you want to 'purify'. if it's large amounts then you'd be looking at some sort of pump + filtration system, if it's small amounts just grab a pot find some clear water and boil it for 10+ minutes. Do that till you fill all your water bottles.



posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 09:10 AM
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a reply to: BoovDawg

Distillation is the best. It removes 99.997 % (or so) of impurities from what you put into your body. Some water stores offer distilled, I pay .60 a gallon at a local one. They sell distillers but they cost hundreds to make a couple gallons a day and require maintenance to keep from clogging up with minerals. Better the machine than me.

Processes like filtration, reverse Osmosis and Ultraviolet are good but distillation is best. There are many myths propagated about distilled water , here is a website that dispels them…

Blow the lid off



posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 09:26 AM
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Still



posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 09:30 AM
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After a lot of research, we settled on the Burke Water fileter system.

www.bigberkeywaterfilters.com...

Great vid from a customer. This convinced us.



Wait till you clean the insides for the first time. You'll never forget what you see.

We got this for the portability as well. If you got to leave, if goes with.

LOVE IT !!!!!



posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 09:30 AM
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An independent test--


Lifesaver products



posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 09:30 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

Hmmm interesting thanks, iv also heard that ozone water really good for you but then just recently people saying its bad wich could kind of make sense because the very oxygen we breath is in the long run killing us but I dont know...



posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 09:32 AM
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I got this.
Aqua Cera LP-5
While it is not stainless like the Berkey brand, it was 1/3rd the price and uses the same tech in their filters as the Berkey.
The only problem I have had with this unit was keeping the spigot from leaking on initial installation with the seals provided,
I did after 5 or 6 attempts get the factory parts to work though.
Pleas do steer clear of RO (reverse osmosis) and DW (distilled water) as they both can cause problems with extended use on the human body, bone leech, Etc.
OR....
You could just make your own from parts found in your local hardware store for around 50 bucks or so.
This is the route I was gonna go until I found that for another 50 bucks I could get a LP-% and not have to do any work.
These units do NOT filter fluoride but you can get filters that will reduce much of it, just like the Berkey sells as well.
Hope it helps



posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 09:37 AM
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a reply to: intrptr
I did not know about this literature but will look into it, but am unwilling to chance it.
But considering the minerals they list are beneficial...



posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 09:40 AM
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a reply to: BoovDawg

If you are looking for non-electric solutions (which are best for the SHTF situations) you can't beat either a Berkey FILTER system (go with the more expensive Black filters). They have several different sizes/levels of filtration units, even portable ones. If you don't want to use filters, then a SurvivalStill (which is a water distillation system) is probably the best way to go. Either option isn't cheap unfortunately, but when you are talking about the one thing that is critical to your survival (3 days with no water can equal death) it is an expense that should be overlooked/expected.

Good luck and good prepping...




posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 09:41 AM
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Have a look at these

Life Straw

Good to have in your go bag. Larger models are available.

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posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 10:21 AM
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Personally my favorite is the katadyne pocket filter. Yea its pricy as hell but from my research it seems like it has less parts to break, good flow, and is small and lightweight.



posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 11:34 AM
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Anybody ever try to jerry-rig (jury-rig?) some kind of distillation with a fresnel lens and a few buckets and tubes? Seems like it would work very well and for high volumes with no energy costs.

You really don't have to worry about mineral losses from distilled water. Just eat a bit of dirt once in a while; don't peel your carrots or your potatoes


Also look into fog nets for water capture. The amount of water they will pull out of the air overnight except in the most low humidity areas is phenomenal.



posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 11:45 AM
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a reply to: BoovDawg

That is a tricky question. It depends on the source of the river and how many stagnant spots attached to the river. It also depends on how many unnatural chemicals used alongside the river.

There may not be any live bacteria in the river but there may be some chemicals the microbes create in the water. Just killing parasites and microbes is fairly easy but chemicals created by microbes or added to fields that drain into the river is a different issue. Building a still to purify the water works but even this water can have chemicals in it. Think about the smell of a pot of chicken soup cooking, the steam contains chemicals from what is being cooked. Distilled water is not always pure either. but it is better than drinking contaminated water.

There are many filters out there, I have not researched them that well. Having a look at what is farther up the river is what my first interest would be. Maybe your observation will uncover knowledge of a spring. You could take a sample of that spring water and get it tested. That may not need much done to it at all. Look for the origination of a tiny creek. There are springs all over this area feeding the creeks. The source is what is interesting to know.



posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 11:47 AM
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a reply to: BendingTheTruth

yes I am none electric so is the berkly on video above not electric no? Thats what I want.



posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 11:55 AM
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a reply to: rickymouse

Ok so what about catching rain like the guy in first vid, I reckon I could make my own version of thay then funnel it streight into one of them berky things that would be best ye? And il get a portable one aswell and also use the river in emergencies ie drought or whatever and im planning on finding river from a lake...



posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 12:01 PM
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a reply to: BoovDawg

Rainwater is good, as long as the problem isn't a nuclear accident. There is also the problem with pollution in the rain. If they are fighting fires close by, there is a lot of the fire treatment chemical that can also combine in the clouds. If they are seeding clouds, that may also mess up the water a bit. But I would still drink rainwater. I am not afraid of it...except in the case of a chemical factory blowing up or a nuclear disaster.



posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 12:16 PM
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a reply to: BoovDawg

You are correct, the Berkey water systems are non-electric. They are basically gravity filters with the water going through either two or four filters into the bottom part of the system. They make regular ceramic filters but the Black filters they have remove much more contaminants, but they are quite a bit more expensive.



posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 12:47 PM
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a reply to: RickyD

I'll second that.

I have a Katadyne and a life saver.
The Life saver is very good (it's the 20,000 ltr version), but the beauty of the Katadyne is it's size and the quality and lifespan of the ceramic filter.
(mine's the version shown here ... good for 50,000 ltr if you keep it clean and maintained and a lot more convenient to carry around with you)

*edit*
I have never tried the straw type devices but have read some horror stories concerning certain makes ... I will try to dig out the info , it was a good while ago that i last looked into this but from memory some straws don't deal with water born infections very well).
edit on 31-7-2014 by Isolation because: addition info


*edit to edit*
No... must be thinking of something else, the survival straws seem to get excellent reviews in independent tests.
edit on 31-7-2014 by Isolation because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 12:54 PM
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Maybe you should watch this documentary before selecting the water you drink.
www.youtube.com...






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