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Berkey Water Filter systems are great, but they are not for everybody. Another great option is Acuva Water Purification Systems. Take a look at some of the pros and cons, the good and bad, of the Berkey system. We’ve been using it for over a year while traveling full-time in an RV and we’ve learned a lot.
One thing is for sure though, having clean water is very important. There are numerous ways to filter or purify your water. Make sure to test your water supply to know if you need additional filtration. And if you spend a lot of time traveling like we do, do yourself a favor and assume you should always be filtering your water.
Would we have purchased the Berkey if we knew then what we know now? That’s just one of many things we discuss in this video.
00:38 What is included with a Berkey
01:11 The good (Pros)
03:35 The bad (Cons)
06:17 Our recommendation
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In this video we are going to review our one and only water filter that we have Sawyer Mini. We have used it from the very start of our backpacking and hiking journey and now we are ready to share all our thoughts about it. We are going to look at the general specs of it, its features, pros and cons, how we use it on the trail and some tips and tricks we found with it. So let´s get into it!
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Ultimate DIY Water Filter! This Homemade Water Purifier is extremely effective and super easy to make. The “2 Stage” design purifies almost all water sources to 99.999%. Starts to produce clean/clear (super hot) water within 20 seconds! uses no electricity. great to have in a SHTF/Emergency situation or for everyday use. *also doubles as a water heater and stove burner!. you can cook on top of the coil at the same time the water is heating/purifing! water purifier, water heater and stove all in one! *and with the exception of the activated carbon and the copper coil, the filter is made almost entirely out of “free stuff” (recycled/reused metal cans, plastic bottle, glass jar – along with sand and gravel). note that the “1st stage” of the filter (activated carbon part) removes predominantly the chemical impurities (along with bad taste/color/odor/sediment). while the “2nd stage” (heated coil) predominantly removes the biological contaminants (parasites/bacteria/viruses etc…) when used together they’re extremely effective as a filtering system. should purify almost all water sources. note – one of the few things it won’t remove is salt from salt water and certain minerals. of interest: total length of copper tubing is 10 ft. tubing is 1/4″. a crumpled up piece of coffee filter paper can be used in place of the cotton balls. i was able to purifiy 12oz of water every 3 mins or so (about 1/2 gallon every 15 mins). it uses about 25 cents worth of 70% isopropyl alcohol to purify a gallon. (i imagine in a pinch, since the can that holds the copper coil is very similar to a tin can stove, you could use small sticks, twigs and leaves as a fuel source instead of the alcohol). Of note: it only “steams up” for a few seconds every few minutes or so. most of the time the flow of escaping water vapor/steam is light and barely visible.
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It looks good. It tastes OK, but is your drinking water safe for everyone to drink?
Dangerous levels of harmful bacteria and viruses in drinking water cannot always be detected by sight, smell or taste.
If your home’s water comes from a private source, such as a well, you are solely responsible for its disinfection and treatment. And a UV water filter system is a highly effective, chemical-free water purification method.
If your water comes from a municipal or city source, the treatment plant follows rules and regulations for disinfection. Before entering your home however, your drinking water passes through miles of an aging water pipe system. Breaks in the system such as damaged pipes and broken water mains can allow dangerous contaminant into your drinking water such as bacteria and viruses – a common cause of boil water advisories.
Among the ordinary events that can cause contaminant to leach into wells and surface water sources are heavy rainfall, melting snow, agricultural run-off and industrial pollution.
Before it flows from your faucet, how can you make sure your water is safe to drink? Disinfect and purify your drinking water with eco-friendly UV or Ultraviolet light.
What is a UV Water Purification System?
Before water enters the UV chamber for purification, it needs to be clarified. A sediment pre-filter, such as a 5 micron filter, ensures the water is clear enough for effective UV light disinfection. Next, an activated carbon filter improves the water’s taste.
Water then enters a stainless Steel chamber which houses the purifying UV light inside a transparent quartz sleeve. Many systems feature a 365 day counter to notify you when it is time to replace the UV lamp.
How does Ultraviolet Water Treatment System purify and Disinfect Drinking Water?
The germicidal energy of ultraviolet light destroys illness-causing microorganisms by attacking the DNA at their genetic core. This eliminates the organisms’ ability to reproduce, rendering them harmless.
UV water purification systems eliminates 99.99% of the harm viruses and bacteria like E.coli can cause. The same is true of harmful protozoa such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium which are chlorine-resistant and a difficult challenge for many water systems.
With a quality Viqua (Sterlight or UVMax) UV water filter system you can be sure your water has been disinfected, purified, and is safe to drink whether your water is from a well or municipal water supply. Learn more by visiting: or calling 877.335.3339.
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