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 tremendous amount.
For my situation I am relying on filtration. I just do not have the space to store thousands of gallons nor the ability to dig a well. I have local sources of water nearby, which is beneficial.
As stated – filtration is my main avenue for providing water to my family during a shortage – however long it lasts. I have a Big Berkey from Directive21.com, as well as numerous other smaller filters. Besides the ensemble of smaller filters such as the LifeStraw and Aquamira Frontier, all my eggs are in one basket with the Berkey. Besides getting another Berkey – which I may do, I am also looking at building my on filter unit using a Doulton filter element. I need more redundancy.
“Water, water, everywhere….nor a drop to drink.”
I need to know that I will never say that to my family.
What kinds of water preps to you have?
Take care –
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