The Secret to Finding Safe Water When Traveling

Keeping hydrated while you travel often presents a challenge. Even more so if you have standards for the quality of water you want to be putting into your body. Drinking water from public water fountains has never really been on my radar. My mom warned me against it in my youth, graphically describing how germs […]

Difference Between Black Berkey and White Ceramic Filters

Many folks often ask us what the difference is between the Black Berkey water filters and the white Super Sterasyl ceramic filters. Good question. The ceramic filters were developed long before the Black Berkey purifiers were, so the Black Berkeys have come along and improved upon the concept. Both filters will: Remove pathogenic bacteria Remove […]

Allergy Machine vs. HealthMate

Since we sell both the Allergy Machine and the HealthMate (both by Austin Air), we’ve had the question raised as to what the difference is. The difference is in the filters. The HealthMate has a True Medical HEPA filter surrounded by a carbon/zeolite mixture which adsorbs odors and gases. This standard filter weighs approximately 21 […]

Grinding Herbs, Roots, & Spices with the WonderMill Grain Mill

Ever wondered if your grain mill can grind some more unconventional items? A lot of people don’t realize that the WonderMill electric grain mill is actually able to grind several varieties of herbs, roots, and spices. Let’s take a look at what some of those are. The number one general rule to keep in mind […]

Priming Black Berkey Filters In Undeveloped Areas

Whether it’s a backbacking trip, a weekend campout, or a survival scenario, the Black Berkey filters are particularly suited for use in areas where the only water source might not be immediately clean enough to drink without the use of a filter. The quality of the filtration through the Black Berkey filters is unparalleled.  But […]

Power Your Country Living Mill with a KitchenAid

We recently had a customer write in with some questions about powering their Country Living Hand Grain Mill with their existing KitchenAid. Other folks have made it work, so it is definitely possible. Although we don’t carry the parts, we thought this would be useful to spark come creative ideas. For measurements, the Country Living […]

Berkey Filters and TDS Meters

  Many of our customers have written in asking why their new TDS meter does not register much of a change between their pre-filtered water and the post-filtered water.  This is actually normal, and the answer has to do with what a TDS meter actually measures.  According to, “Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) are the […]

How Much Arsenic Does My Berkey Filter?

How much arsenic does a typical Berkey system filter out? According to the manufacturer and the testing they have done (using outside companies), the Black Berkey purifiers will take out >99% of the arsenic from the water. If combined with the PF-2 fluoride / arsenic reducers, the result is an even higher level of arsenic […]

Free Drill Bit Adapter – 2013

From October 12th through December 25th, 2013…with every Wonder Junior Deluxe Handmill you purchase you will receive a FREE Drill Bit Adapter. The Drill Bit Adapter has a $29.95 retail value and allows you to run your Wonder Junior Deluxe Handmill fast and easy with your electric drill. This has become our best selling attachment […]

Austin Air User’s Manual

For our many customers with an Austin Air System, you can now browse/download the user’s manual online. We hope this helps, and please contact us if you have any questions about your Austin Air! DOWNLOAD THE MANUAL

Country Living Grain Mill Dimensions

Often times, our customers ask us what the dimensions are for the Country Living Grain mill. We hope this helps, and if you need more measurements, Contact Us. All dimensions are as close as we could get them. Weight: 17 lbs, 11 oz (our demo model…actual weights may vary slightly) Height (not including flywheel): 13 […]

Ankarsrum Original Whisking Bowl

The Ankarsrum mixer comes with the basic Ankarsrum Mixer package. But, if you need to replace yours, we sell a replacement set that includes: mincing bowl, shaft, gear, gear head, whips (pair), and cookie beaters (pair). The standard whips are great for whipping egg whites, making whipped cream, or even butter. The cookie beaters are […]

Austin Air Units for Singapore

With the recent fires, we realize that many of our friends in Singapore have great need for CLEAN AIR! We’re here to help. We offer the entire line of Austin Air filters, and can convert them to 240V for use in Singapore (or elsewhere, for that matter). Contact us for a shipping quote. The most […]

Storm Shelters

After going through an F-5 tornado and having the house we were in ripped out from above us, we decided it would probably be wise to get a storm shelter. So, we researched the options locally and not only bought one for ourselves, but are also selling and coordinating installations of these great shelters. These […]

Avoid Visits to the Doctor’s Office this Cold Season

As the winter months are coming on, I thought it appropriate to revisit the topic of children’s health and a few home remedies to have on-hand BEFORE sickness happens. While many mothers view illness as an unwelcome interruption, I view it as a blessing for three reasons. 1. It is a wake-up call that something […]