One of the most basic needs we have in many emergency situations is clean water. Water to drink, cook with, and clean with. It is hard to imagine life without clean water coming out of our tap, but it really wouldn’t take much to disrupt or contaminate a water supply. A quality water filter is one of the more important pieces of survival equipment, and as part of our National Preparedness Month celebration, LPC Survival (aka The Berkey Guy) has generously donated a Royal Berkey water filtration system for me to give to one of my amazing readers.
The Royal Berkey holds an impressive 3.25 gallons of filtered water–perfect for a family or small group. This is a gravity fed filter, which means you can fill the top at night, go to bed, and have plenty of filtered water in the morning without having to manually pump it through the filter (of course it can filter any time of the day–while you’re doing something else). It measures 9.5″ in diameter and 23″ high, and isn’t that stainless finish on the Berkey filters just so nice to look at (and clean)? Besides being lovely, Berkey also has one of the best filtration systems in the industry.
Taken from the website:
The Royal Berkey® system removes pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites entirely and extracts harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes. It also reduces nitrates, nitrites and unhealthy minerals such as lead and mercury. This system is so powerful it can remove red food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other system can duplicate this performance.
For more detailed information on exactly what these filters remove, see this page.
The black Berkey filters are self-sterilizing and they can be cleaned when they the filtration rate begins to slow down. A set of two filters (each system uses two at once) will last for 6,000 gallons! That’s approximately 4 years of use (at a rate of 4 gallons/day) from one set of filters.
Do you want to win a Royal Berkey filtration system of your own?
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