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MrThirteen:
So, I now have my Berkey (And I Love it.) and I want  to start filtering and storing some water. I have a bunch of 1 gallon Water and Milk containers that I have started to fill with Berkey Filtered water.

I just received an email about "Berkey BioFilm Drops" and I wondered if I should bother pre-filtering the water before storage or just put Tap in and filter it when I need to use it?

I guess this would be a "how should I store my water?"  What would you suggest?

Thanks again,

13

Nate:
Why store filtered I must ask?  I have had my berkey for about 4 years.  I feel confident that if my city water supply fails I can filter any water I find.  Be it the creek a few blocks away, my unfiltered stored city water, or a mud puddle.  Perhaps you could gather some containers of any sort and fill with water.....filter later.  That way your water is freshly filtered when you need it.  I wouldn't want to take a chance getting a waterborne illness in a shtf situation.

theberkeyguy:

--- Quote from: MrThirteen on January 19, 2015, 01:50:09 PM ---So, I now have my Berkey (And I Love it.) and I want  to start filtering and storing some water. I have a bunch of 1 gallon Water and Milk containers that I have started to fill with Berkey Filtered water.

I just received an email about "Berkey BioFilm Drops" and I wondered if I should bother pre-filtering the water before storage or just put Tap in and filter it when I need to use it?

I guess this would be a "how should I store my water?"  What would you suggest?

Thanks again,

13

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Thanks for mentioning it here, I suggest water either be stored in 55 gallon tanks, or in Aquatanks: http://www.directive21.com/product-category/water-storage/

It is recommended to have 2-3 gallons stored per person per day.  If you want 30 days worth of water for your family, it would depend on the size of your family, and then you would know how much to store.

theberkeyguy

Datman01:
What would be the downside of storing water in 2 liter bottles in a cool are such as a basement?
My whole family enjoys the delicious water we get from our Berkey, we use the water for cooking as well as drinking. It's surprising what a difference good water makes when you cook with it.

theberkeyguy:

--- Quote from: Datman01 on January 20, 2015, 04:07:32 PM ---What would be the downside of storing water in 2 liter bottles in a cool are such as a basement?
My whole family enjoys the delicious water we get from our Berkey, we use the water for cooking as well as drinking. It's surprising what a difference good water makes when you cook with it.

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Atleast one downside is that it is a small amount of water.  Make sure to run it through the Berkey before drinking it.

theberkeyguy

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