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The new site is wonderful. I love the blue, and the much improved navigation and cart system. It\'ll be even easier to refer folks to your website for their Berkeys and food storage. I also specifically wanted to thank you for making your old pages redirect to the new product categories - I don\'t need to go back and update every link I\'ve ever made to Directive21. Much appreciated!
~ Sandy Taylor
Berkey Water Filter Review - LOVE IT!
Hi Jeff, We have iron-y and sulphur-y well water and I am filtering it with the Berkey. It is pretty ‘dirty’… What do you think? OMG [my Berkey Light makes] a WORLD of difference. Before it tastes like iron or sulphurish and after, it is just…pure, clean, crisp,…My mom HATES water, always has, but she loves this and is glad I got it for her.
(I want to cover up the top part, people freak when they see it, lolol).
Thanks! LOVE IT!
D.B. from Florida
GREAT PRODUCT JEFF!!
I recently led a small 3 man team of US Paramedics down to Haiti to provide emergency medical care and services to the people of Port Au Prince and more specifically to the adults and children of Ruuska Village http://www.reachouttohaiti.com outside Port Au Prince, Haiti. My team and I worked with Jeff at http://www.Directive21.com to purchase some of the Berkey Sport Bottle filtration systems for our use while in country. Jeff went above and beyond to accommodate us, he went as far as to personally ship our products overnight to insure that we received them prior to our lift off date. We used the Sport Bottles as our sole water treatment during our week long stay in Haiti. Contaminated water is a big problem in the country and in the village that we were operating out of in particular. The village’s well was causing amebic dysentery among the children and our simple test kits revealed both biological and chemical contaminants that were not present prior to the earthquake. The Berkey Sport Bottles performed 100% as advertised for us. The test kits showed the water coming out of the bottles to be contaminant free and safe for use as potable water. We filled our Sport Bottles from the well through out our trip and had not one hint of health problems related to drinking water during our time in country, nor once we returned home. On several occasions we were forced to fill our bottles from other water sources (ponds, streams, etc.) which we knew were contaminated and we did so with the utmost confidence. The Berkey Sport Bottle works as advertised!! This system will be accompanying me on all future trips to disaster zones and developing nations where the water supply is questionable. We will also be purchasing some larger systems to be used as base camp filters as well. A big thank you to Jeff for his superior product and excellent customer service!! The only complaint we had about the Sport Bottles was from one of my teammates who likes Kool-Aid, the Sport Bottle Water Bottles completely filtered out any flavor and color. That’s right, it didn’t matter how “strong” my man made his drink, all that came out of the straw was crystal clear water, not even a tint of color!! GREAT PRODUCT JEFF!! Thanks again and God Bless you and yours.
Haiti Paramedic Relief Team Leader
I HIGHLY recommend the Berkey system.
We’ve been using the Berkey system for many years now. We lived in an area of unhealthy water, and wanted to purify the local water system’s product. We were amazed at how much better the water tasted. Water was now pleasant to drink! The Berkey is easy to use, convenient, and well worth the money. You might be tempted to go the cheaper route and buy a cheaper water filter, but they don’t remove the impurities that a Berkey does. A Berkey is a fantastic investment when you realize what it removes.
We moved 4- 1/2 years ago, now live in the country, and the local water provider leaves a LOT to be desired. Sometimes when you turn on the faucet you can smell the water, and it is not a pleasant smell. You can imagine the taste. Thanks to the Berkey, water is good-tasting, and healthy. I HIGHLY recommend the Berkey system. I’ll never go back to tap water again.
We recommend it so highly, we bought our daughter, who now lives on her own, her own Berkey system! The prices and service from Jeff at Directive21.com were excellent.
Ya got me! I’m hooked!
I started using my Berkey Light in October 2008. All I can say is that I love it and it was worth every penny paid! I am totally spoiled as I now ONLY want to drink my purified water. I purchased my Berkey purifier to use for emergencies only as I live in hurricane country and during Katrina, clean water was a big problem. Well after giving my Berkey a weeks try, I couldn’t put it away for emergencies! LOL All other water tastes terrible to me!
I love my sports bottle and take it with me EVERYWHERE! When traveling, I no longer have to drink yucky water from different cities. My sports bottle filters any water to taste pure and fresh. Ya got me! I’m hooked! Thanks Jeff!!
Hi, my name is Dana. I have had the same Berkey filter system for many years. It has become an integral part of my drinking and cooking water. So simple to use and clean. My filters last a very long time as I usually just filter the local tap water. Excellent taste. I also take it camping and filter the local river water. When I lift the top filtering portion up and look down into the reservoir the water is always sparkling clear. You can see yourself looking at you. The taste is always refreshing. When my friends come over to visit or we go hiking in the local foothills. They always fill their water bottles at my house. It is not an instant water source. It is a drip filter that does take a bit of time. Quickly you will become good at keeping the reservoir filled. I make a little extra when I know lots of friends are coming over. I would suggest buying the size that is a little bit bigger than you think you need. This way it is easier to keep adequate capacity for kids or when everybody is coming or going at the same time.
I only regret not getting mine sooner.
I hesitated for a while before I bought a Berkey. I only regret not getting mine sooner. It’s simple and good looking. Well worth the purchase price.
Its worth every penny.
I’m old enough to have learned the hard way that you get what you paid for… I bought our first Big Berkey water filter back in the Summer of 2007, primarily because, despite what my city tells me about my water supply being safe, our tap water tastes to bad that my family had been unable to consume it or even cook with it. You can even smell it when taking a shower or watering the garden. The other reason I got it was because of the increasingly alarming news that in some emergency situations, such as a prolonged grid-down event, we would be without running water, since most city water supplies rely on electricity to pump water into their towers.
We load up our Berkey with our horrible tap water a couple times a week and enjoy pure, clean, great tasting water. Once a year I lightly scrub the filters to clean them and they just keep on going. I talked to one Berkey owner at a local swap meet who told me he’s had the same Berkey filters for twelve years and they still work like the day he got them.
I love your product. Its reliable, requires no electricity and produces safe, clean drinking water every day, without fail. Our pets love it, too. We rest easy knowing we don’t have to worry about obtaining the single most important component of staying alive. I even keep Berket Sport bottles in our vehicle emergency kits. I continue to recommend the Big Berkey to all my friends and family and anyone I meet who desires to secure a safe drinking water source.
Berkey could easily end up saving the lives of every Berkey owner, should anything ever compromise their access to life’s most critical element. As far as I’m concerned, a Big Berkey water filter is an absolutely essential investment in even the most basic preparedness plan. Its worth every penny.
It works for me, thanks.
I bought the Travel Berkey system around the eighth of October 2009. The water tastes good, after I had filtered it out using this system. I use the filtered water to make my coffee in the morning, and that water is all I drink now. No more bad taste, and no more horrible coffee either. I do not have anything bad to write about this system. It works for me, thanks.
Incredibly QUICK shipping, with HIGHLY competitive prices.
Oh Berkey Guy how I love you, let me count the ways.
Ok, so I’m not Shakespeare, but the sentiment holds true. I have a deep and abiding affection for The Berkey Guy, and here is why…
If you folks reading this are anything like me, a bit of the following will ring true for you.
I have been interested in a water filter for a long time, not an under sink unit, and not one location specific; but a water filter that could travel with my family and work in adverse circumstances. Of course, I could store water, but the sheer weight, bulk, inconvenience, and rotation was a bit daunting. Hence, my determination that the appropriate method for me was to filter the readily available water in my area (nope, I don t live near or in a desert.) One tiny issue got in the way however, namely, the cost of a good quality water filter. There have been times in my life where I could throw away $1000, and times in my life where 1000 pennies was a large expenditure for my budget. Currently, I am somewhere in between the two.
After much research, I knew that a Berkey was the right choice for our family, but I kept balking at spending the several hundred it would cost. Times are tight for just about everyone right now, and while I consider myself blessed to hold down a decent job, and pay my bills honestly, the emotional thought of a water filter without an immediate crisis at hand seems a needless luxury. Of course intellectually, we all know that by the time a crisis IS at hand, it is a mile past deadline.
Not so long ago, on an internet forum that I regularly visit, a new sponsor appeared with one interesting nickname: The Berkey Guy. The Berkey Guy began communicating with the loyal forum members, and in his incredibly gracious and low key way, won friends in quite natural fashion. Deciding to dip my toes in the pool, I sent him a message inquiring about some of the Berkey sport bottles with filters. Thus our relationship began.
A phone call.
Laughter and shared joy, along with similar interests.
Incredibly QUICK shipping, with HIGHLY competitive prices.
A discussion of the appropriate full size model for my families needs.
His money saving suggestion to size down for our needs.
Sharing reading lists and favored authors.
Professional AND Personal relationship development.
Laughing at the phone calls being interrupted by the needs of children who wait for no business call.
More calls just to chat and share ideas.
The beginnings of a great friendship in addition to a fine fellow to do business with.
A.G. In the Midwest of these United States of America
Good luck, and Godspeed to all who read this!
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From Brandon Shelton, Haiti Paramedic Relief Team Leader – Jacksonville, Florida: