Urban Basics

Getting back to basics in an urban setting

DIY Berkey Water Filter

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I recently watched a youtube video on how to make a Berkey water filter using two 5 gallon buckets. I cant wait to make my own. I plan to buy two of the Black element Berkey filters and make one of these. I think it might be useful to have an extra set as replacement. Here are some pictures of the DIY project I found and a picture of an actual Berkey filtering system. They are pretty spendey so Im excited to make my own.

Berkey DIY filter

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Author: stephdt3

My 3 children and I live on 14 acres in Savannah Ga. I have worked hard at turning the property into a thriving, self sufficient homestead. It has been a learning experience and a lot of hard work but its so worth it. I don't understand how our country became so consumer driven. We have lost so much of our production way of life. It is my goal to get back to basics any way that I can. My three children used be so hooked on TV, video games, computers, iphones and ipads. And while they still like those things, they now spend just as much time outside as they do inside. I hope by learning to raise chickens and rabbits, growing gardens, raising goats and riding horses and spending more time outdoors in general, my children will learn to love and appreciate a simpler way of life. I knew nothing about homesteading when I started this journey but I have learned so much and love every minute of it.

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