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Winter weather can be unpredictable, and conditions can deteriorate quickly. As you prepare for winter weather this year, make sure you understand terms used by the National Weather Service and local meteorologists. Common Winter Weather Terms Winter Weather Advisory- Issued when conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences and may be hazardous. If caution is used, these situations [...]
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Updated outlook now predicts 85% chance of above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has been a busy one so far, with a record-setting nine named storms having formed by early August. By comparison, only Andrea (a short-lived subtropical storm in the Atlantic) and Barry (a category 1 hurricane that brought over 20 inches of rain to [...]
Know what to look for when choosing a system. When it comes to securing a portable water solution for your family, there are a lot of choices out there. However, not all brands and systems are created equal. To make sure you get the one that best fits your family’s water needs, we’ve updated our Ultimate Guide to Buying [...]
Now Available! Berkey® by NMCL is proud to introduce the Berkey® Stainless Steel Tumbler. Our durable 16 oz. (.47 L) tumblers are an economical, environmentally friendly alternative to plastic cups. Constructed of rugged, rust-resistant 18/8 304 food-grade stainless steel, they are designed to withstand the elements and are ideal for camping, hiking, RVing, and everyday [...]
You have to be prepared for the unexpected in today’s crazy world. The ongoing pandemic, crumbling infrastructure, natural disasters, and even the uncertainty of election season make self-sufficiency a must. Now is the time to secure a proven potable water purification solution for your family. Nothing beats Berkey® quality. See why our systems are at the top of preparedness [...]
Hurricanes threatened two U.S. states over the weekend. 2020’s first Atlantic Basin hurricane, Hanna, made landfall at South Padre Island, Texas on Saturday, bringing 90 mph winds and torrential rains to the region. Two days later, Hawaii narrowly avoided Hurricane Douglas’ worst impacts, as it moved just north of the islands. More Storms in Store The 2020 [...]
With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping most of us inside the last few months, there is some good news: the National Park Service is reporting that an increasing number of parks are starting to open up. Things to Keep in Mind The scenic lakes, enchanting vistas and favorite camping spots that energize us are becoming more accessible with [...]
When purchasing a gravity-fed water filter system, it's the quality of the filter elements that matters most. We discuss why, and what to watch out for in this notice.
If you live along the Gulf of Mexico or eastern seaboard, at some point you’ll likely be faced with having to evacuate your family due to an approaching storm. Having an evacuation plan in advance can make the process much easier. Sometimes, heading inland to a safer destination for a few days is a voluntary decision. However, emergency [...]
Be wary when you see “fit” language—fit and performance are two very different things. Imitation filters can be made to fit Berkey® systems. However it is performance that directly impacts your loved ones.
Central Michigan Experiences Historic Flooding About 10,000 residents about 140 miles north of Detroit were forced to evacuate after two dams failed Wednesday. Midland, Michigan, downstream from the dams, is home to a large Dow chemical facility and a Superfund toxic waste cleanup site. The state of Michigan has received heavy rainfall this week—as much as half of a [...]