Last year we discovered the Berkey water filtering system. It has been such a blessing!
In Ohio, our city tap water was almost undrinkable; I had been refilling gallon jugs with drinking water at the grocery store each week and it was quite a chore. We use about 14 gallons of drinking water each week, which is enough jugs to completely fill a cart at the store. Waiting longer than a week meant even more jugs to fill. Add to that three small children, and all in a mid-size car -- it was pretty crowded and frustrating at times!
I was elated when we got a Royal Berkey water filtering unit. No more trips to the store for water: we can just fill the Berkey with tap water and have plenty of fresh, clean, delicious drinking water -- right from home. (When you have little children to take along to the store, limited vehicle space, and only one vehicle, the less you have to do at the store, the better!)
Plus, the price. The two filters that came in our Berkey will filter 6,000 gallons of water before they need replaced. Berkey water costs 1.6 cents a gallon, which is a lot cheaper than the $0.39 per gallon we were paying.
And if for some reason we can't get to the store, we won't run out of drinking water. The Berkey can even filter rain water, lake water, etc. making it a great survival resource. No electricity is needed, since gravity pushes the water through the filters.
But, I should stop raving. After all, I already wrote a lengthy review of the Berkey last summer! Go read it for more info. :)
Along with discovering the Berkey, we discovered a great little company called More Than Alive.
When we bought our Berkey from them, I was thoroughly impressed with their customer service. They attended to our order quickly, answered my emails within a day or so, and even answered some of my questions over the phone!
After trying out the Berkey last summer, I knew I wanted to review it here. More Than Alive graciously offered a discount to the readers here, along with inviting me to be a part of their affiliate program. We've been blessed by a number of readers who have ordered Berkey water filters through our links, as we earn a percentage from those orders.
I've kept in contact with the folks at More Than Alive, and they're again offering a discount on their products for my blog readers! This is exciting to me, since we've been so thrilled with our Berkey and I love to be able to recommend it to others!
So, for 2 days only -- Monday, February 23 and Tuesday, February 24, 2008 -- use this code when ordering from More Than Alive and you'll save 10% on your order: r9ua2k
More Than Alive gives free shipping on all Berkey orders. And if you're thinking about ordering a Berkey -- they still come with your choice of a free gift (we chose the fluoride/arsenic filters with our order; we've also tried the shower filter and it's great!).
More Than Alive is also offering a giveaway that will be open for 2 days (Monday and Tuesday, February 23 and 24). Two winners will receive a free Berkey Sport water bottle and three winners will receive their choice of an herbal tea blend! If you'd like to be included in the drawing, leave a comment with your name and a way to contact you.
More Than Alive sent me several of their herbal tea blends to sample, and as I expected I thoroughly enjoyed them! I took some photos of the beautiful herbs, and I'll give my comments on the teas I've tried!
Spiced Licorice Tea lived up to its name. The ginger made it kind of "hot" and it had a fabulous licorice flavor! However, it doesn't have a "chai" sort of spicy taste -- no pepper, cloves, etc.
As you can see, the herbs are large and high quality!
This citrus mint blend wasn't quite what I was expecting! It's great as an after-meal digestive aid, but the ginger was stronger than I prefer. So, yeah... I can't really see myself drinking this one all day... but after meals, yes. :)
By the way, a half-pound bag of dried herbs will make a LOT of tea. And notice the labels on the bag -- 1/2 lb -- plus some! The folks at More Than Alive do extra stuff like this just because.
SOS for PMS -- what can I say? Pregnancy and lactation-induced infertility does wonders for PMS. ;) But seriously -- herbs are wonderful and if your body needs a boost -- try them. :)
This Lemon Lover's Tea is my favorite of all! So soothing and delicious!!
There. Now don't you want to win some?? :) Leave a comment (and a way for me to contact you) to enter the giveaway! :)