A review of the excellent Berkey Filter in the “Go Berkey” Travel/Packable size. This is the smallest Berkey Filter and probably the best for camping, hiking, and bugout situations. I consider the larger Berkey’s (the Big Berkey or Royal Berkey etc) to be far superior for homestead or bug-in situations due to higher capacity and higher filtration rates
This video shows you how to use a steripen drinking water sterilization tool diy style. A definate keeper in your emergency bug out bag and great to have for the sustainable homesteading water filter / sterilization tool. Additional filters should be used to get dirt particles out of the water. Be sure to read your instructions and follow them closely. SteriPen do it yourself water sterilization for camping and wilderness survival using ultraviolet water sanitation.
Here we are in the Alleghney National Forest just north of Tidioute Pennylvania at a camp site with a natural spring flowing out of the mountains. We are using a SterPen Classic UV sanitation lamp that kills 99.99 of Viruses, Bacteria, and Protozoa. We drank the water all weekend and were fine. This should a necessity in anyone’s emergency bug out bag kit !
The downside to this model is the requirement of 4 double AA batteries and the fact that it doesn’t filter out any possible preexisting chemicals that might be inherent in the water. A strong caution now with all the “fracking” that is now going on, especially in western Pennsylvania.
Let the SteriPEN Classic ultraviolet purifier with prefilter be your single source for potable water on your next traveling or backpacking adventure.
So you want to filter all the dirt and debris out of your water, but you don’t want to sacrifice a piece of your clothing to use as a filter… so, what can you do?
Outdoor skills for wilderness survival, bushcraft, hiking and camping.
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As far as I’m concern this is the best bang for my buck, the Katadyn Hiker Water Filter. Cheaper filters just are not near as good and More expensive ones seem to do the exact same job (unless they are also impregnated with silver). For all my camping, survival or bugout needs I rely on my Katadyn.
***Note: I am not sponsored by Katadyn and I receive no money or products for this enforcement. I just like it. ***