The Berkey Guy Wants You to Have Preps You Can Trust In

Jeff Gleason, aka the Berkey Guy, was my guest on DestinySurvival Radio yesterday. As you might expect, we talked about Berkey Water Purification systems. But we talked about more than Berkeys because his site offers you a growing number of preparedness products.

Our discussion wasn’t just an infomercial though. The Berkey Guy wants you to have preps you can trust in. Jeff’s been on my show before, but it’s been over a year and a half since he was on with me last time. It was high time to have him back.


Who is the Berkey Guy anyway?

The Berkey Guy has been an Authorized Dealer of the
Berkey Water Filtration Systems and other products for over 7 and a half years. On his site’s blog, they provide a lot of great information relating to Berkey Water Filtration systems and many other preparedness topics.

Jeff Gleason and his family personally use Berkey Water Filtration Systems and love using them daily. Whether you need Water Purification Systems for your Home, Office or Travel, they are here to help you. They have thousands of satisfied customers who love the Berkey Water Filtration Systems and other preparedness products. Jeff’s happy to answer any questions you have about which Berkey system you should use.

When you listen to my interview with Jeff, you’ll soon realize he’s conscientious, opinionated and, generally speaking, a straight shooter. As a family man who’s concerned about prepping for his household, he takes what he does seriously.

Jeff avoids hype and fear mongering and is a believer in scientific product testing. He’s not going to make sensational claims that can’t be supported. He wants to be in business for years to come, so he plans to keep offering you quality products to help you with your prepping.

It might interest you to know that the Berkey Guy was my first paid advertiser at


What did we talk about?

Berkey Water Purification Systems

The importance of having clean water was our first topic. It can’t be overestimated. Since it’s not practical for most of us to store the hundreds of gallons of water per month our families will need, it’s wise to have a means of purifying water. That’s especially true if there’s a prolonged grid down situation. Besides, if you’re storing dehydrated and freeze dried food, you’ll need pure water to reconstitute it.

An excellent way to have good water is to use a water purification system, such as a Berkey system. They’ve been around for years and have proven their reliability. They come in different sizes to purify any amount from a quart to six gallons. No electricity is required because Berkeys are gravity fed. You’ll have a couple gallons of pure water in an hour or so.

Berkeys work great with sources of fresh water, including a lake or pond. But they don’t work for salty sea water. They’re not water softeners either. They’ll get rid of microbes and chemicals. However, Jeff doesn’t recommend using a Berkey on swimming pool water that’s been treated with several chemicals.

The black Berkey elements are specially designed to take out a wide variety of contaminants, including chemicals, heavy metals, bacteria, cysts and parasites. There are elements for getting rid of arsenic and fluoride as well.

Theoretically, a Berkey system might get rid of radiation particles attached to sediment, but Jeff can’t definitively say Berkeys get rid of radiation. He warns against sensationalized claims by other companies who say their products eliminate radiation. If you want to see lab testing with greater details about what Berkeys actually do, Jeff will be glad to provide you with that info.


Mountain House Foods and other Goodies

For some time Jeff carried storage food from Wise Food Storage, but found they became difficult to deal with. So he began offering Mountain House Foods. And, as you might expect, he has only good things to say about their offerings.

Both Mountain House and Berkey are companies who’ve been around a long time and have earned their good reputations. The Berkey Guy also offers heirloom seed packages, portable stoves for camping, the Global Sun Oven, books, and seveeral more items.

Jeff concluded our conversation with cautionary words. Preppers shouldn’t get caught up in the hype some companies pump out. He makes it a point to deal with reputable companies to offer products for your benefit.


Find Out More

We talked about more than I can share here. So I invite you to hear my entire interview with the Berkey Guy when you listen to DestinySurvival Radio for May 23, 2013. And check out his site here..

My experience purchasing from Jeff’s company has been good. And what he said in our interview only reaffirms my recommendation to you that he’s someone you should buy from.

I’d love to know what you’re thinking. Have you purchased products from the Berkey Guy? Do you have a Berkey? Which one? How do you like it? Feel free to leave a comment below.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.