Thanks for the information that you provide in your blog. You have many good suggestions for disaster preparedness. I especially appreciate your suggestions regarding items such as knives, water, flashlights and other items. Having water, shelter and small tools is absolutely necessary when disasters such as a tornado, hurricane, flood, etc occur.
In return for all the good information you have given, I would like to share with you. We recently purchased a Big Berkey water filter system for our family to use at home and it is working out quite well. The system itself is rather expensive ($250.00). However, it does not require any electrical power and the filters it uses have a shelf life of 50 years. The water filter system was originally designed for the Queen of England so that polluted water from the Thames River in London could be filtered for drinking water. The water filters are impregnated with silver and will remove bacteria that causes disease. Of course this is not for carrying with you. However, as you say - often it is best to stay in your home. With this system you can take polluted water and use this system to provide clean drinking water for a family.
Thanks and best regards,
Fort Worth, Texas
Thanks Douglas, I enjoy trying out gear. Its fun and you learn along the way.
That's pretty interesiing story . I knew Berkey water filters where good, that's why we're proud to have Directive21, an authorized Berkey dealer, as a sponsor, but I didn't know the story about Doulton, the commercial British Berkefeld name and the Brit royalty.
Here's a link where the story is explianed in more detail, the Queens demand for a filter to purify the dirty London water, pretty interesting.