It's important to always make sure that your home has water stored for emergency situations. This is to make sure that when tragedy strikes, everyone in your home will have water to use. More importantly, this can help make sure that you will have water to drink. It goes without saying that the water should be portable. Or else, you will have to deal with health issues together with trying to survive through the emergency.
Capturing rain or storm water is a good idea since they're abundant. However, you have to make sure that you do thorough filtering to remove the variety of contaminants that are likely present in the water.
The best option for this situation is the proven Berkey water filter. Berkey filters are gravity filters that use cleanable micropermeable ceramic filter elements. These filters are extremely effective, long-lasting and require no electricity. The only drawback is that they are expensive, and money saved is money that can be spent on other preps. You can save about $175-200 or more by making your own DIY water purification device. Follow this guide and you can make one similar to a Berkey filter. With a few adjustments and substitutions, you can even save way more than that.
This article will guide you through the construction of a filter equivalent in performance to the Imperial Berkey that sells for about $300. The total cost for the project outlined in this guide was only $122. This guide is very flexible and you can simply adjust as you go along to meet your specific needs. Pictures are included so you'll be guided accordingly.
- Materials needed
- Instructions to make your own DIY water purification device similar to a Berkey filter
- Instructions for assembly
- Notes and tips