Cheap Water Filtration For SHTF

Check this out. I have been looking at the $300 water filters to make creek water safe. I found this for less than thirty bucks plus shipping. It doesn’t include containers but you just use two five gallon buckets. Included are the filter element, a spigot, and the fittings necessary to put it all together.

The ad says:

The filtration efficiency is 0.5 micron
Removal capabilities as follows:
99% Arsenic 5 and 99% Arsenic 3 (special order)
99% Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S special order)
95% Chlorine and Chloramines
99% Taste
99% Odor
98% Aluminum
96% Iron
98% Lead
90% Pesticides
85% Herbicides
85% Insecticides
90% Rodenticides
85% Phenols
85% MTBE
85% Perchlorate
80% Trihalomethanes
95% Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbons
99.999% of particles larger than 0.5 micron (Staffordshire University Labs) (includes Anthrax)
99.7% of particles larger than 0.3 micron (Staffordshire University Labs)
98% of particles larger than 0.2 micron (Staffordshire University Labs)
100% Giardia Lamblia
100% Cyclospora
100% removal of live Cryptosporidium (WRc Standard)
100% removal of Cryptosporidium (NSF Standard 53 – A.C. fine dust – 4 log challenge)
100% removal of E. Coli, Vibrio Cholerae (Johns Hopkins University)
99.999% removal of Salmonella Typhil, Shigella Dysenteria, Kiebsiella Terrigena (Hyder Labs)

Product is silver impregnated and will not permit bacteria growth-through (mitosis) provides a hostile environment for all microbiological organisms and will not support their growth. Ceramic elements may be cleaned 100 or more times with a soft brush or damp cloth.”

Below the fold is the installation video.

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3 Responses to Cheap Water Filtration For SHTF

  1. notamobster says:

    I have the $300 version (Royal Berkey)and two extra sets of (washable) filters @ $100/ea. It does all of those wonderful things – but obviously cost alot more. I wish I’d have known about this. Seems amazing.

  2. sortahwitte says:

    Thanks, Jim. I also do the berkey thing, but this will let me set up my neighbor widow ladies with some back-up. Outstanding!

    I am a buyer of things from Cheaper than Dirt but I never saw it in the catalogue or online. If I order from them before noon, I usually have it the next day. I’m about 300 miles from Ft. Worth.

  3. anon says:

    This has been around awhile. It is sold by the monolithic dome guy on I-35E south of Dallas. The group called Texas Baptist Men “initiated the development” of this filter.

    “They travel to impoverished or war-torn parts of the world and into places wrecked by natural disasters” and needed inexpensive, effective and portable water filtration.

    I am not affiliated with them, I just got mine (I think) before Cheaperthandirt started carrying them. Cheaperthandirt would be the better place to buy because they have the filter, sock and spigot in one package. Not affiliated with them either, just a favorite place to shop.