I don’t know much about the lifesaver, but what I’ve read, it doesn’t do anything with heavy metals, unless I missed it.
I have a big berky, one filter is good for 3,000 gallons of water and does everything the lifesaver does plus heavy metals, etc..
I also have an alexapure pro, one filter is good for 5,000 gallons of water and does the heavy metal thing also plus toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc..
I have 3 extra filters for each one of the above plus the one that came with them, for a total of 32,000 gallons of water.
yep….The Big Berky kills it IMHO…..We’ve been using ours for about 2 years now daily in the house. In short, it’s amazing….Extremely low maintenance. I’m only running it with 2 big blacks and fluoride filters(can expand to 4) I’ve replaced my fluoride filters only once(probably early) cleaned the blacks 2 times, and the upper and lower more frequently even though it most likely doesn’t need it as often as I do….
With just the 2 filters we’re almost never out of water…If we notice a slower pressure we just pull the faucet/hose sprayer right from the sink and it reaches the top tank on the kitchen counter even on the stand and fill it for about 3-4 min to top it off…pressure is high again within about 20-30 min…..This is for 2 adults and 1 2yr old and 2 small pets with heavy water drinking habits.
This is pretty much our setup without the water level indicator(I hear that’s a leak point but don’t really know)…
I really cant stress enough if you can have it where your faucet reaches the top so you don’t have to do the “Bucket brigade” to fill it each time…makes life O SO EASY. The stand is a huge addition too as I can even get my Keurig water reservoir under the spicket to fill my coffee up every other day. I also store my drinking cup under the Berkey…(It’s stupid to wash a glass after a single drink of water IMHO)
Then we have the Katadyn that’s as portable as it gets really for as solid as it is….
With a single portable filter good for 71 years supply of water(or 23 years for a family of 3), and being surrounded by 3 man made lakes(Duck ponds really) within 1 mile, and 150 gal of stored water, I think were not doing to bad for in the middle of a city…..(and then there’s the 2 gajillion-billion-million swimming pools here in southern CA that are great backups for anything short of a Nuclear fallout)
I honestly think I’m as good as I’m going to try for in this location…If my water needs aren’t met with these preps in whatever hits, if ever, the survival issue at stake would be dyer/life-ending and wouldn’t be from a shortage of food or water…
Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Tue May 09, 2017 10:10 am