|my beautiful Berkey|
Water: I drink a lot of it. But I'm sensitive to chlorine smells in tap water, I honestly have not been able to stand it for a couple of years now. So I spent about a year lugging my 3 gallon jugs to and from the grocery store to buy reverse osmosis water for 37¢ a gallon. I only used that water for drinking, not cooking, but I still went through my supply in 2-3 days.
So that got old after a while. I also started learning more about prepping. I thought about scenarios- what if the water supply is contaminated and is no longer potable? What if the water supply is shut down completely? Prepping 101: secure a water source.
I started shopping around and heard about the Berkey water filters. I decided I wanted the Imperial Berkey which is the second largest. It holds 2.5 gallons in the lower container. I find I refill it about every 2-3 days. I keep my Berkey by my sink next to my coffee pot. I use a gallon jug to fill up the Berkey with tap water to be filtered and to move the filtered water into a pitcher in my fridge so it will be nice and chilled. My Berkey water tastes just as good as my RO water! My setup looks like so:
|What it looks like on my counter|
|Aerial view of the top compartment with black Berkey filters|
I do not use fluoride toothpaste and I avoid fluoride whenever I can. The fluoride that is added to the water supply is different from natural fluoridation and is an industrial waste product. But it's your call whether or not you think it's a good thing. I added the fluoride filters for $54, they attach to the black Berkey filters but sit in the lower container of the Berkey so they take up compartment space but it's worth it. The fluoride filters look like this:
|Berkey fluoride filters in lower compartment|
However, I don't have a lot of water stockpiled in my apartment which is very bad prepping. My first water goal is to have at least 2 weeks of water stored in my apartment. 2 weeks @ 3 gallons a day = 42 gallons! Just for me! I will have to be creative with storage.
Also I made paleo (and vegan, if you don't count honey) fudge:
|I love paleo because paleo loves coconut|
Hot yoga was excellent today. I should really go every day I can in the summer! I wore my other practice freely tank and my wunder under crops
|deep coal/wee are from space practice freely and wunder unders|
I rented The Godfather parts I and II so that's my big plan for the rest of the day. Not going to lift today as my boyfriend wants to hit the gym together tomorrow. SUMMER SUMMER SUMMER TIME.