We have used the Berkey water filtration system for many years now. We keep a large on on our counter top, and we don't drink or cook with water from the faucet until it has been through the Berkey.Check out Berkey water filtration. You can get any size from water bottle to 3 gallons and they'll FULLY filter even raw sewage.
The Red Cross uses them in disaster areas.
I have 2 personal bottles ( we keep them in the truck, there's always water in a roadside ditch here) and a Royal ( next to largest size) in the kitchen.
4 filters will filter a half million gallons.
We use ours like you do. We're on a well but we had the county test it and found high levels of 11dichlotoethelyne (I think I spelled that right) at 6.6 when 7 was considered toxic.We have used the Berkey water filtration system for many years now. We keep a large on on our counter top, and we don't drink or cook with water from the faucet until it has been through the Berkey.
We are uncomfortable with chlorine in public water supply and feel better about using water that has first been filtered through our Berkey.
You bet! We are not expecting to have to survive the 7 year trib. We are expecting that things happen such as storms, trucking strikes and the like. Just common sense as you said.The wise look ahead and prepare ahead.
Agreed Kem. I don't expect to go through the trib. In my area the most likely threat is floods/storms disrupting supply lines of food and everyday stuff like toiletries. I want to be prepared for that kind of eventuality.
I need to stock up on dried food again. I have about a weeks worth of food at the moment. I really should have two. As for water well there a lot of radiators in this house. Those can be turned off and bled for water. I have plenty of blankets.