November 26, 2017 at 7:10 pm #4634
Is Pasta a good survival food? I mean all you gotta do is boil it and it becomes editable. You should be able to start a fire i guess right? I am new to the “Prepping” thing but Pasta was on sale this week and I was looking at it wondering if it’d make a good food for this. Because it’s dry stored and stays for along time.November 27, 2017 at 11:32 am #4643
Pasta is good to have as a part of your supplies. Definitely go for plenty of rice though as well. You might find this article helpful
10 Best Survival Foods At Your Local Supermarket
https://www.activistpost.com/2012/10/10-best-survival-foods-at-your-local.htmlNovember 27, 2017 at 4:52 pm #4650
beauty! iam starting to get more serious about this I think. I bought a water purifier thing that’s pretty good. Gets the Fluoride and chlorine out purest water i’ve ever tasted.November 27, 2017 at 5:53 pm #4651
beauty! iam starting to get more serious about this I think. I bought a water purifier thing that’s pretty good. Gets the Fluoride and chlorine out purest water i’ve ever tasted.
I use the two-bucket home-made Black Berkey filter I made to filter all my drinking water. It’s definitely a good idea to have some sort of water purifier for sure. Good to hear that you are getting serious about this stuff 🙂November 28, 2017 at 5:58 am #4654
This is the water filter i have
I am not sure how to tell when to change the filters tho. Although its very expensive for the filters. Yikes.November 28, 2017 at 12:25 pm #4656
Jason- that is basically the official version of what I made with two plastic buckets. I used the same two filters that are in that one of yours in my home made one. The filters last a long time. They are expensive, but according to their site : Each element has an expected life of 3,000 gallons or 6,000 gallons for a set of two.
It will be a long while before you need to change them!November 28, 2017 at 1:33 pm #4659
tutorial on how to make it with plastic buckets?November 28, 2017 at 1:53 pm #4660November 28, 2017 at 2:58 pm #4662Dianna BonnerParticipant
Welcome to prepping, Jason!!
I’ve had the Berkey water filter for 5+ years now and I love it! I use a black, wax pencil to write on the side of it the date I replace the black/carbon filters & the fluoride filters. I usually guesstimate how often I fill it up and calculate when I need to replace them.
When you start to notice that it’s taking longer to filter water, it’s time to disassemble & scrub the black/carbon filters because they get a little clogged; also back-flush the fluoride filters. It’s all in the instructions. 🙂
You might look into purchasing some of the emergency food buckets. I have several that contain oatmeal, beans, rice, etc. I usually only eat organic foods and you can find organic emergency food buckets or you can build your own. Here’s a link to a blog post I follow – rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>How to Build a 30-Day Emergency Food Supply…Fasthttp://www.theorganicprepper.ca/build-a-30-day-emergency-food-supply-fast-08142017November 28, 2017 at 3:20 pm #4665
oh so you CAN flush the fluoride filters cool.. I’ve had it about a year. I did one flush when I got it. It’s not taking too long but rather it doesn’t filter all the water in the thingy there’s always some left towards the bottom of the filter. Not much just a bit is that a sign of scrub and flush time?November 28, 2017 at 3:24 pm #4666November 28, 2017 at 8:27 pm #4671
Welcome to prepping, Jason!!
You might look into purchasing some of the emergency food buckets. I have several that contain oatmeal, beans, rice, etc. I usually only eat organic foods and you can find organic emergency food buckets or you can build your own. Here’s a link to a blog post I follow – rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>How to Build a 30-Day Emergency Food Supply…Fasthttp://www.theorganicprepper.ca/build-a-30-day-emergency-food-supply-fast-08142017
That’s a good resource- thank s for sharing it! AS well as the storage bucket- Do you grow any veges and fruit yourself Dianna?November 29, 2017 at 5:40 am #4675
Tony how do you get the fluoride out? in your home made one?November 29, 2017 at 11:14 am #4679
Tony how do you get the fluoride out? in your home made one?
To be honest, I hadn’t realised that the Black Berkey filters by themselves only remove fluoride for a few hundred gallons, and then don’t do it any more. Their ability to remove fluoride is for a much less time than their ability to remove all other stuff. I guess I should probably buy some Berkey PF2 Arsenic & Fluoride Filters and attach them to the black filters. That could be done the same way as in this video:November 29, 2017 at 4:29 pm #4683
Yeah thats what i have the black ones and the white ones. As I call them LOL.
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