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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: DIY 5,000 gallon water filter for $50


YouTube is an absolutely incredible source of information on almost anything you can think of. Every week we feature a new video related to a variety of topics such as firearms, first aid, gardening, security, food storage, water filtration….and current events.

Water purification is often either overlooked or undervalued. This system as described is simple, easy, and inexpensive. Most importantly – it’s effective. I have built one

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Black Berkey Primer just released……


Just received word from loyal MSO sponsor The Berkey Guy of this new accessory that is a welcome sight to me and other Berkey owners: The Black Berkey Primer.


Check out the FAQ below for more information.

1. What is the Black Berkey Primer™ & what does it do?

The Black Berkey Primer™ is a hand-powered priming pump that makes it possible to prime Black Berkey™ Elements easily offline, without

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Video: Water Purification and Filtration

Great video from ModernSurvivalOnline sponsor – Short discussion on different options to handle water purification and filtration.



Review and Giveaway: The Lifestraw

I have numerous methods of making water safe for drinking. One that I had always heard of but had never tried until recently was the LifeStraw. The LifeStraw is an ultra-portable water filter that you use just like a straw. Place the straw in the suspect water – and as you suck it through the unit the water is filtered.


The LifeStraw has been used all of the world by those desperate for life

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Water filtration……..

I have been spending some time going through my preparedness supplies, evaluating strengths and weakness, and getting more organized. Throughout my time doing this I came to a conclusion – I really need to focus on essentials. Yeah, I know….a real miraculous discovery, heh?

As I prep for what would be considered a “long-term” crisis, basics such as water will be incredibly important. Although discussed often – how many of us can really say we

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Free Shipping on LifeStraw Water Filters from Camping Survival

Just a quick note to let you know of a special promotion that is having.

Selling at the lowest possible price allowed by the manufacturer($19.95) – is also offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders for the excellent LifeStraw Water Filter.

Check it out.

– Rourke

Important Announcement: Berkey Systems now being sold in California

From ModernSurvivalOnline Sponsor –  



New Millennium Concepts has reevaluated their position on Berkey® Products shipped to CA and have made a Decision:

Sales of the following systems are now available to customers in the state of California:

Berkey Light™ 2 filter systems (With or without LED lights) Travel Berkey® Go Berkey Kit® Sport Berkey® Black Berkey Elements PF2 Fluoride & Arsenic Filter Elements SuperSterasyl™ Elements

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The Panhandle Rancher speaks……..



For all who use portable water filtration whether from Katadyn or Aquamira, a coffee filter around the intake will greatly extend internal filter life. Extended water filter life is paramount in any survival situation. All of my portable filtration is stored with multiple coffee filters. Water filtration is not necessary everywhere but given our population density, is always a ‘best practice’.


The following excerpt is from the excellent 13,000 gallon Katadyn pocket

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Equipment Review: AQUAMIRA Frontier Water Filter Straw

I have several methods for making suspect water safe at home as well as while traveling. One of the most inexpensive methods incorporated in my system is the Aquamira water filter straw. I received this water filter from who carry the Aquamira as well as many other survival and preparedness supplies.


Why the Frontier? Like I said – it is inexpensive and allows me to stretch

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The Berkey Guy has a new website………


The Berkey Guy recently debuted his new website – see


If you are not familiar The Berkey Guy is an authorized distributor of the legendary Berkey water filters. Additionally they carry seed banks, food storage products, Tattler canning lids, and a wide variety of other preparedness supplies.

Check out their new site…..


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Special promotion from The Berkey Guy


I received the following information from The Berkey Guy – wanted to pass it on to all of you:

In celebration of Independence Day, and to showcase one of our newest products, we are giving away a premium-quality LED flashlight. Pelican brand flashlights are used by firefighters, law enforcement, servicemen, and other public service personnel.

Here are some of the features we like with the Pelican 2360 LED flashlight:

Light-weight & Compact:

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The Berkey Guy Radio Show

Just want to mention to everyone that if they were not familiar with the Berkey Guy Radio Show – you should check it out.

The Berkey Guy Radio show is heard on the Preparedness Radio Network every Tuesday night at 5:00pm P.S.T. (8:00pm EST) Jeff Gleason – aka The Berkey Guy – discusses a variety of survival and preparedness topics. Jeff often has guests on to make things interesting. Podcast lasts for 1 hour.


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Guest Post: SteriPEN Review


by C.D.

I received the STERIpen® Sidewinder the other day from Ready Made Resources and I promised Rourke a review very soon, right after I tested it.

To be honest I didn’t know a lot about UV sterilization other than the SODIS method that I have tried before with success. Frankly I was a bit skeptical of a 90 second exposure to UV being safe for drinking. If you are not familiar

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