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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 can go without modern piped-in water for 3 months? How about 6 months? A year? 3 months worth of water for a family of four is a

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YouTube Video and a few thoughts on water…….

“Water, water everywhere - not a drop to drink.”

That is a famous saying and when it comes to preparedness, water is certainly on the top 5 list for most of us when it comes to our preps. The thing is – I think most of us tend to “underplan” our water contingencies. We will go out and spend literally thousands of dollars on firearms, magazines, scopes, red dots, and ammunition - and then go buy a few cases of water along with a backpacking water filter.

Why do many of us do this? Lets lay the cards out on the table and admit

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Guest Post: How much water is enough?

by Tom Sciacca

If you like food as much as I do, it’s hard to imagine that our body can actually go weeks without food. It wouldn’t be fun, of course, but it can be done. But without water, our bodies can get into serious trouble quickly – just a matter of days before dehydration can set in. So why is it that many people keep lots of extra food stored in their houses, but neglect to store any water?

 

This subject came to mind recently when my cousin told me about having to endure a power

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Preparedness Video – Save a lot of work in WROL situation

SouthernPrepper1 recently released this video. He talks with common sense and discusses a lifestyle that the vast majority of people today just are not prepared to live.

A couple thoughts:

- People that think there will be plenty of time to do anything or nothing in a WROL situation because there is no “work” need to think about it. Think about a garden which is providing food and nutrients for your family. A lot of time will be spent weeding, keeping pests at bay, and looking over it as it will be a critical component of survival.

- David mentions capturing water

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Special promotion from The Berkey Guy

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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: Aerospace grade aluminum body Provides 95-100 lumens of light with 2 AA Alkaline batteries -not included with give-away Built Tough: Impact Resistant LED lamp module

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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.

For more info – visit http://directive21.com and also go directly to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/doctorprepper - search The Berkey Guy.

Rourke

Guest Post: SteriPEN Review

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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 with the concept, the UV light damages the DNA strands of a virus in your drinking water, rendering it incapable of reproducing into your body. Basically

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Reminder: SteriPEN Sidewinder Giveaway

STERIPEN SIDEWINDER GIVEAWAY!!!!

The folks over at Ready Made Resources have been gracious enough to donate a brand-new SteriPEN Sidewinder to giveaway to one lucky MSOnline reader.  

SteriPEN Sidewinder has arrived! We’re very excited to introduce the first  battery-free UV water purifier. Sidewinder gives you the freedom to purify water anywhere – camping trips, journeys abroad or in emergency situations such as floods, power outages, earthquakes or hurricanes.

How to enter the contest?  It’s simple – just leave a comment here on this post (not this one here – this is just a reminder). What to say? Whatever….maybe “Why

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SteriPEN Sidewinder Giveaway

STERIPEN SIDEWINDER GIVEAWAY!!!!

The folks over at Ready Made Resources have been gracious enough to donate a brand-new SteriPEN Sidewinder to giveaway to one lucky MSOnline reader.  

Here is some information on the SteriPEN Sidewinder:

SteriPEN Sidewinder has arrived! We’re very excited to introduce the first  battery-free UV water purifier. Sidewinder gives you the freedom to purify water anywhere – camping trips, journeys abroad or in emergency situations such as floods, power outages, earthquakes or hurricanes.

We wanted to create a product with the same reliability our customers have come to expect from SteriPEN,

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Berkey Water Filter Review from Sootch00

I have been planning my own review of the Big Berkey water filtration system for sometime – and my buddy Sootch beat me to it via a video review – and it is great.

Check it out on his YouTube Channel or watch it below:

I will do an additional write up hopefully soon on the Big Berkey – however let me just tell you it is great.

Go to Directive21.com for information on Berkey Systems – I highly recommend them.

Take care all -

Rourke

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The Berkey Guy Radio Show

The Berkey Guy from Directive21.com – one of our sponsors – has a new radio show related to survival & preparedness.

Tuesday September 28th at 700PM CDT. 700-800PM The Berkey Guy Showwith Jeff Gleason. More about Berkey water filters and other products he sells. Jeff is a great guy and carries a great product – Berkey Water Filters.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/doctorprepper/2010/09/29/berkey-guy–ready-or-not–self-reliant-living

I suggest you tune in -

Rourke

Water Purification Overview…….

In everyday life – my family and I normally drink bottled water or filtered water source coming through our refrigerator. Up until recently water filtration was one area that I very much lacked in my survival preps. I decided to do some “research” on water purification and work to improve my situation. 

In looking for water filters – they had to meet certain requirments in order to be included in my TSHTF supplies: 

Filter out typical contaminents  such as larger particles (dirt!) Filter out unwanted invisible contaminants such as pathogens that can cause you to get violently ill Filter out anything that may make

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Welcome Directive21 !!

I am pleased to announce that ModernSurvivalOnline has a new advertiser – Directive21.

Directive21 specializes in water filtration – specifically Berkey water filter systems and components.

Berkey is recognized as the standard by which all others are judged. If you are not familiar with Berkey - their purification systems remove pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites while extracting chemicals including herbicides, pesticides, organic solvents, VOCs, detergents, cloudiness, silt, sediment, foul tastes and odors. To put it plainly – they are the best.

They have an excellent selection as well as very competitive prices.

Please check them out for your water purification needs.

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