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Berkey Water Filter

Berkey Water Filter

Gear Rating: 10

Price: $258

Bug Out Recommended: Yes

Pros:

This is a bad boy filter perfect for a bug out location or your home for everyday use.  Once the filters are primed it produces extremely fresh tasting water.  Since putting it on my counter my family have all become believers, we won’t even touch tap water anymore.  The filters in this set up are supposed to last you a few years and can filter basic chemicals and dirt all the way to taking out arsenic and harmful bacteria.  The list is long and extensive and can be found on their site.  Their claim to fame is that they can turn any water source into a drinkable water source.  The item actually folds into it’s self making it a little smaller for storage in your pantry if needed.

Bonus, this set up actually looks nice on your counter and for those that have no idea, it looks like a fancy Brita style  filter, little do they know its a survival source for fresh drinking water!

Cons:

It takes a while to prime the filters to the point of getting sweet clean drinking water.  The process is not hard but it took me a week and a half until the water lost that mineral taste you find from a new filter.  The water filter is really slow, so for everyday use, it takes a while to get your system down to ensure you always have water ready to go.  I fill it in the morning and again at night and my family of 5 is good to go.  In a survival situation it would be well worth the wait!

Don’t get the plastic blue model, I checked it out in person and the two units just sit on top of one another.  The filter compartment rests on the top and can get knocked over easily, which sucks if its full of water.  Get the silver metal ones, as the filter unit actually rests in the water catchment portion.

Final Thoughts:

The filter works slowly so don’t be cheap like me and get the 2 filter system, spend a few extra bucks and get the one with four filters it is totally worth it.  This system is a bit bulky so it is not travel ready, but it’s great for your home or bug out location.  I have taken it camping a few times and it worked perfectly!  You will not regret this purchase!

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Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask

Gear Rating: 9

Price: $22.29

Bug Out Recommended: Yes

Pros:

This flask keeps your drinks cold or hot for a long time and its extremely light weight,  which is great if you have to pack a lot of gear and want to keep your pack as light as possible.  I put this hydro flask in the fridge over night with room temperature water, by the morning the water had only lowered by a degree or two.  This just shows how effective the insulation is on this water bottle. If your looking to carry water and maintain it’s temperature, then this flask is for you.

Cons:

The outside of the flask can get really hot when it’s left in the sun, the water is cold but the flask is hot.  This can be a problem if you don’t know this and pick it up after leaving  it on the outside of your pack while hiking or in the sun while at camp.  This issue is easily overlooked as the water will still be ice cold when you drink it and that’s the overall purpose.

The outside of the flask is also easily dented.  I had mine for one month and it has 3 dents in it already, after being carried to and from my office job in a 5.11 back pack.  So if your hiking and it drops be ready for a few dents or worse….Maybe we should do a hydro flask challenge and drop it to see at what point it will break?  If you want us to do this tell us on social media or our forum!

Final Thoughts:

A water bottle, is a water bottle, is a water bottle, but this one just steps it up a notch!  You can buy other water bottles for less money and it will carry your water and keep you hydrated all the same.  But if your able to filter ice cold stream water on a hike and keep it cold for the rest of the day that’s a bonus.  We all know that room temperature water is easier on the body, but damn it if cold water doesn’t hit the spot on a hot day.  On the reverse side, if your in bad weather and need to move camps you could make some tea and carry it with you for a mid-hike “warm up” to keep spirits high!

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Bullet Reviews:

These reviews are meant to be short and to the point.  These reviews are meant for busy people that want to cut through the BS! These are quick to write and fast to read.  If your looking for depth and substance read our full reviews HERE.

If you want to submit a Bullet Review click HERE!

Otherwise enjoy a quick look at great gear before you buy it!

 

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Water BOB

Water BOB

I, like so many other preppers, have discussed numerous times the importance of water sources for everyone’s preps. The Water BOB is a crucial water prep for anyone who has come to their senses and started prepping. A Water BOB is essentially a device that allows you to capture 100 gallons of water in your bathtub. It is a giant plastic bag takes the shape of your bathtub when you fill it, keeping your water away from anything in the tub that could contaminate it. The plastic bag fills up with 100 gallons of drinking water and comes with a tube for you to pour water out, as you need it.  The water will be useable for drinking water, sanitation and cooking for about  12 weeks!

water-bobI know you cynical preppers are out there saying this is useless if theres a major earthquake and your house is gone, or a flood or afire. I know, however when preparing you need to prepare for multiple events. What if we are discussing civil unrest, grid down situation, or an earthquake where your house remains intact but you are now in the middle of a disaster area? It is in these moments that a Water Bob is a genius prep to have!

The Water Bob weighs next to nothing and fits neatly in your bathroom drawer for 22$ it is a simple and a needed prep for all preppers! If your fortunate enough to have two bathtubs, then you could have 200 gallons of safe drinking water stored in a matter of minutes!

I would keep writing more about this great creation, but I think you would be better off just buying one now and checking it off your Urban Prep List today!

 

Buy Your Water BOB Today!`

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