Spring Giveaway Week: Win a Royal Berkey Water Filtration System from LPC Survival ($283 Value)

Royal Berkey

There are few things more basic for human survival and health than having clean water to drink. 

My experience in the Philippines last spring reminded me afresh of how much we take it for granted that we do not have to struggle daily to access clean water, or for that matter, to access water at all. Those of us in North America or other developed parts of the world have such an incredible privilege of being able to turn on a tap to find drinkable water, safe from most types of bacteria, parasites, and disease.

Yet, even our water is not ideal. Run-off from commercial agriculture includes herbicides and pesticides. An alarming number of pharmaceutical drugs have been found in tap water. Then there are concerns over exposure to various heavy metals, among a host of other contaminants found even in our “clean” water.

Our family has always chosen to have some sort of water filtration system, even if it’s a very simple and inexpensive system like a Brita or PUR filter. A little over a year ago, we chose to upgrade to a Berkey system, based on many rave reviews that I had read, research and information provided by Berkey, and the fact that a number of health-minded companies I respected carried the Berkey line and highly recommended it.

A year later, I’m still so happy with our choice. Our Berkey Light is used constantly. The water tastes so fresh and pure. Friends and family that visit have commented on the wonderful taste.

The large capacity of the system is perfect for a family, as we can usually get away with refilling it about once per day (sometimes more if I’m using it for cooking water). It filters quite fast, although the best way to do it is to fill it before going to bed at night, for a full system of filtered water in the morning.

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What exactly does the Berkey filter out?

Taken from the website:

The Royal Berkey® system removes pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites entirely and extracts harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes. It also reduces nitrates, nitrites and unhealthy minerals such as lead and mercury. This system is so powerful it can remove red food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other system can duplicate this performance.

For more detailed information on exactly what these filters remove, see this page.

I love that the filters are self-sterilizing and that they can actually be cleaned when they the filtration rate begins to slow down. You simply take them out, rub them with ScotchBright pads under running water, and put them back in. A set of two filters (each system uses two at once) will last for 6,000 gallons!

Would you like to win a Royal Berkey Water Filtration System ($283 value) from LPC Survival?

Rather than simply leaving comments, I’m trying out a new method for entering giveaways. Click below to complete one Rafflecopter form, for all of your multiple entries, and then you’re done!


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Disclosure: This post was generously sponsored by LPC Survival.

About Stephanie Langford

Stephanie Langford has a passion for sharing ideas and information for homemakers who want to make healthy changes in their homes, and carefully steward all that they've been given. She has written three books geared to helping families live more naturally and eat real, whole foods, without being overwhelmed, without going broke and with simple meal planning. She is the creator of Keeper of the Home.

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Comments

  1. The Berkey is wonderful and easy to use. I’ve had a small portable one that goes camping with me. No matter how nasty the water is I always have confidence I can safely drink it. I would LOVE to have this one for Our home

  2. I understand that this is the best watering filtration system to date. This Alabama water is always shutting down and we are often told to boil our water after each storm, also it does not taste good. Would love to use of these systems in my home.

  3. I understand that this is the best watering filtration system to date. This Alabama water is always shutting down and we are often told to boil our water after each storm, also it does not taste good. Woud love to use of these systems in my home.

  4. My boys and I are big water drinkers! I would love to won a filtration system like this!

  5. Maia Hinderman says:

    I would love to win a filtration system to have safe, healthy water for my family.

  6. we love berkey!

  7. Water is just so unfortunately dirty these days…but it’s SO necessary for life! We need a Berkey.

  8. alexandra says:

    I have been wanting one for some time now. But we havn’t had the extra money to spend on it at the time. Would love to win. crossing fingures..

  9. I’d love to have a way of making sure that my water is fit to drink in any situation.

  10. This is amazing – Thank you for the opportunity to win a Berkey system! I’d love to enjoy great tasting water as well as remove the fluoride and other impurities from our city-water.

  11. I’ve had my eye on a Berkey filter for awhile. I currently have a GE refrigerator with a filter that removes many of the same things the Berkey removes — except fluoride. I would love to eliminate that from our water!

  12. Clean safe water is so important! This would provide it for my family.
    Thank you

  13. I want one because they get so much out of the water.

  14. Kelly Sangree says:

    This is another option (since so many of us have entered, and only one will win!) – they cost much less than the Berkey, but the filters are at least as good. It’s a more DIY system and only as ‘pretty’ as you make it, but if you NEED clean water and can’t afford more than $40, at least give this a look. http://shop.monolithic.com/pages/the-just-water-bucket-water-filter

  15. I would like a berkey for peace of mind that our family is drinking the best possible water available.

  16. Kim Pollock says:

    It is scray to know what is in our water. We would love to have this in our home!