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The Aussie Battlers Bucket Berkey has finally arrived for the camping and outdoor enthusiasts or for those looking for Berkey® at an affordable price for the home, this is proving to be well received by those on a fixed income, bringing an extremely healthy water purifier into reach for those battling to make ends meet, plus if you already own a Highly Polished 304 Stainless Steel Berkey® System, this is the opportunity to own a no fuss system for the outdoors and keep the water you know best and trust with you. The Aussie Battlers Bucket Berkey is a recyclable unit, the buckets are a durable Australian Made UV Rated Food Grade 2 HDPE High Density Polyethylene Plastic (The best and safest plastic available on the market today for all water and food products) The bucket manufacturer advises 4-6 years for the UV rating (possibly longer in constant shade) which is a perfect match for the Black Berkey® Purification Elements that are also rated for 22,000 litres or 4-6 years. The buckets can go into the recycle bin after use and the Black Berkey solid activated charcoal with 6 proprietary blend elements can be broken down and put in the garden or lawn and the remaining Berkey parts also can be added to the recycle bin. 

 Includes a sample size of 99.997% Pure Medical Grade Colloidal Silver Rod to place in the bottom chamber of your Berkey® system, large enough to preserve your purified water for the life of the system, your water will shine continuously, all other systems on the market today do not provide this storage benefit after water contact with the purifier or filter Silver impregnated media is over, go for holidays, come home and still have safe purified water. Read more about the benefits of Silver here. Our lifetime gift to you FREE

Divide the price by 4 or 6 and that equates to real cost savings for Natural Mineralised Purified Water at an affordable price at less than 2 cents a litre.

Gravity plus Contact Time is a Pure combination for good health PLUS with the added benefit that Berkey is up to 8 X faster than any other gravity system on the market today, that means purified water today within the hour and not tomorrow 

What comes standard in the box?

Aussie Battlers Bucket Berkey Original 10 Ltr System  Includes;

2 x Black Berkey® Purification Elements
1 x Upper and 1 x Lower chambers (Durable Australian Made UV Rated Food Grade 2     HDPE High Density Polyethylene Plastic)
2 x 2 HDPE Plastic Lids - Upper and Lower Chamber
1 x Spigot
2 x Wingnuts (To fasten Black Berkey® Purification Elements in place)
2 x Washers (To seal Black Berkey® Purification Elements in upper chamber)
1 x Priming button  (To prime air from Black Berkey® Purification Elements prior to use)
2 x Blocking plugs (To seal the upper chamber unused ports where extra Black Berkey® Purification Elements fit, expandable up to 4 elements)

10 Ltr Aussie Battlers Bucket Berkey System comes standard with 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements but can be expanded up to 4 elements

We have also included with the system free and given you the choice of;

The Black Berkey Primer™ (Click for details), a hand priming pump that makes it possible to prime Black Berkey® Purification Elements offline, without the need for faucets or hose connections. Priming the Black Berkey® Purification Elements saturates the filters with water prior to their use, allowing for clean water production anywhere


The Non Slip Rubber Boot (Click for details) that fits to the base of the bottom reservoir for use in the home on the kitchen bench to protect the counter top and add more practicality and look to the purifier system

Please choose and indicate in notes section at checkout or email, text or call us on 0427 065 125 to confirm your choice.

Assembly instructions included with unit
Aussie Battlers Bucket Berkey System Installation Instructions
Black Berkey® Purification Elements Purging Instructions


Optional extra's available 

Important !!! If you have a two filter Berkey® System and you used 15 Litres of water per day. You would multiply 2 (#of filters) by 11,000 Litres = 22,000 (Total Life), then divide 22,000 by 15 (total use) = 1460 days the filters will last, That's four years! The Black Berkey® Purification Elements in your unit will never stop working. The real Value is divide the Price by 4 years = the Cost savings on a High Quality Berkey® Product 

  • The versatile Aussie Battlers Bucket Berkey System is ideal for use at home with medium-sized families, plant and pet watering, travel, outdoor activities, or during unexpected emergencies
  • Upper and lower chambers are constructed of Durable Australian Made UV Rated Food Grade 2 HDPE High Density Polyethylene Plastic
  • Bottom Chamber storage capacity of about 10 liters
  • Upper chamber also 10 Liters nests within lower chamber for transport and stands only 320 mm in height 
  • Maximum Filters: 4 Black Berkey® Purification Elements (in upper chamber)
  • The lower chamber 4 hole lid also has dust seal to prevent contamination 
  • Height when in assembled use: 520 mm
  • Base Diameter: 235 mm
  • Weight: assembled 2.8 kg
  • For normal everyday use, this system easily serves: 2-4 people
  • Fully configured, this system can serve up to 75-150 people a day, during an emergency
  • Maximum Filtration Flow Rate:
    • Configured with 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements, the Aussie Battlers Bucket Berkey System can purify up to 11 liters per hour
    • Configured with 4 Black Berkey® Purification Elements, the System can purify up to 22 liters) per hour
  • Up to 4 PF-2 Berkey PF-2™ Fluoride and Arsenic Elements can be installed in the lower chamber if desired

Flow rate calculated with upper chamber full to top. Flow rate decreases as water level declines.


Q. Do the buckets come with the handles still attached?

A. Yes

Q. Is it ok to travel with the Black Berkey® Purification Elements still attached inside the bucket.

A. It is best to transport the Bucket Berkey with the Black Berkey® Purification Elements detached and wrapped in a towel to protect the threaded retaining studs.

Q. How tough are the Black Berkey® Purification Elements

A. Very tough and durable, as our own discovery of sectioning the Black Berkey® Purification Elements it took a great deal of effort cut through the solid carbon  block as described Here

Assembly instructions included with unit
Aussie Battlers Bucket Berkey System Installation Instructions
Black Berkey® Purification Elements Purging Instructions


Filter Spec

The surety and effectiveness of the Black Berkey® Purification Elements to remove micro size particles, viruses, protozoa and bacterium is found in the extensive testing results of many independent laboratories, in their findings is found that Black Berkey® Purification Elements exceed the NSF 53 standard. The Black Berkey® Purification Elements test results proved Log 4 (99.99%) Log 5 (99.999%) Log 6 (99.9999%) and Log 9 (99.9999999%) level of micro purification, the micro pores of the Black Berkey® Purification Elements are reported as small as 0.1 micron. The Black Berkey® Purification Elements exceeds the filtration class and are classified as a Purifier. More information is available along with multiple in-depth PDF lab reports below and you can also read more in depth about Black Berkey® Purification Elements micron rating here. 

In response to recent customers concerns and increased website traffic over a recent article by "The Guardian" over the report on micro plastic in our environment, oceans, rivers and also our tap water as some major cities desalinate ocean water into our drinking water (As does in Melbourne direct into Cardinia Dam), along with the obvious environmental leaching. This report found that the micro plastic particles can also carry pathogens and have a reported size of approx 2.5 micron as scientist world wide test results have revealed. To assure the safety and effectiveness of the Black Berkey® Purification Elements to remove these micro particles is found in the extensive testing of many independent laboratories that exceed the NSF 42 & 53 standard. The Black Berkey® Purification Elements test results prove a Log 4 (99.99%) Log 5 (99.999%) Log 6 (99.9999%) and Log 9 (99.9999999%), the micro pores of the Black Berkey® Purification Elements are reported as small as 0.1 micron  but also remove as small as by laboratory results prove

The MS-2 virus is 24-26 nm in size

The Fr Coliphage virus is 25nm in size

24 nm (nanometer = .024 micron)

which far exceeds this problem and safety of your drinking water. The Black Berkey® Purification Elements exceeds the filtration class and are classified as a Purifier. More information is available on the product pages Filter Spec Tabs along with multiple in-depth PDF lab reports. You can also read about Black Berkey® Purification Elements micron rating here

"We hope this helps with your due diligence when choosing a water purifier for your home" 

  • Black Berkey® Purification Elements are the leader in gravity-fed water purification, backed by independent testing (In-depth result study links below)
  • The Black Berkey® Purification Element formulation has been tested by State and EPA accredited laboratories to exceed NSF/ANSI Standard 53
  • Durability: Each Black Berkey® Element is designed to purify approximately 3,000 gallons (11,000 liters ) of water or up to 3 years before needing replacement; 2 elements in a Berkey system will purify approximately 6,000 gallons (22,000 liters ) of water or up to 6 years before replacement is recommended 
  • Re-cleanable and self-sterilizing during the life of the element
  • Elements come with a 2-year, prorated warranty

Black Berkey® Purification Elements remove or reduce: 

  • Bad odors and taste, transforms municipal mains water into water that tastes sweet and pure  
  • Chlorine plus Ammonia = Chloramines to below lab detectable levels 
  • Detergents, Chemicals 
  • Reduces PFOA & PFOS greater than >99.9% 
  • Viruses:  Removed to >99.999% (Log 5) MS2 Coliphage - Fr Coliphage *Exceeds purification standards (Log 4)    
  • Parasites, Protozoa greater than >99.999% (Log 5) giardia, cryptosporidium   
  • Pathogenic Bacteria (And Surrogates): Removed to >99.9999%  (Log 6) Raoultella terrigena (Pathogenic Bacteria Surrogate); Bacillus atrophaues (Anthrax Surrogate); Salmonella Enterica  *Exceeds purification standard (Log 6) 
  • Inorganic Minerals Chloramine; Chloride; Chlorine Residual (Total Residual Chlorine); Free Chlorine  *Removed to Below Lab Detectable Limits 
  • Heavy Metals (High & Low pH Levels) Aluminum (>99%); Antimony (>99.9%); Barium (>80%); Beryllium (>99.9%); Bismuth (>99.9%); Cadmium (>99.7%); Cobalt (>95%); Chromium (>99.9%); Chromium 6 (>99.85%); Copper (>99.9%); Iron (>99.9%); Lead (>99.9%); Mercury (>99.9%); Molybdenum (>90%); Nickel (>99.9%); Vanadium (>87.5%); Zinc (>99.9%)
  • Trihalomethanes: Removed to >99.8% Bromodichloromethane; Bromoform; Chloroform: Dibromochloromethane (Below Lab Detectable Limits):
  • Micro-Organisms:  Removed to >99.9%  Including:  Total Coliform, Fecal Coliform, e.Coli
  • Pharmaceutical Drug Contaminants:  Removed to >99.9% Acetaminophen; Caffeine; Carbamazepine; Ciprofloxacin HCl; Erythromycin USP; Sulfamethoxazole; Trimethoprim; Bisphenol A; Diclofenac Sodium; 4-para-Nonylphenol; 4-tert-Octylphenol; Primidone; Progestrone; Gemfibrozil; Ibuprofen; Naproxen Sodium; Triclosan.
  • Cloudiness, silt and sediment. You can filter creek, river, tank, fish pond and dam water
  • Herbicides and Pesticides (Removed to Below Lab Detectable Limits)
  • Also; Arsenic (>99.9%); Escherichia coli (E. Coli) (>99.999%); Fluorene (>99.9%); Manganese (>99.9%); MBAS (>96.67%); Nitrites (>95%); PCB’s (>99.9%); Petroleum Products (Gasoline, Diesel, Crude Oil, Kerosene, Mineral Spirits, Refined Oil- All >99.9%); Selenium (>99.9%); Thallium (>99.5%); Rust; Silt; Sediment; Turbidity; Foul Tastes and Odors.

Click on links below for a more in-depth lab results study

      1. Black-Berkey-VOC-Pesticide-THM-HAA5-Removal-Test-Report.pdf
      2. Black-Berkey-Heavy-Metal-MBAS-Chlorine-Turbidity-Removal-Test-Report.pdf
      3. Black-Berkey-Gross-Alpha-Radiologica-Removal-Test-Report.pdf
      4. Black-Berkey_Perfluorinated-Chemical-Removal-Test-Report.pdf
      5. Black-Berkey-Gross-Beta-Radiologica-Removal-Test-Report.pdf
      6. Black-Berkey-Lead-Reduction-Test-Report.pdf
      7. Black-Berkey-Uranium-Radiological-Removal-Test-Report.pdf
      8. Black-Berkey-Virus-Bacteria-Removal-Test-Report.pdf
      9. Black-Berkey-Heavy-Metal-Chemical-VOC-Pharmaceutical-Petrol-Removal-Test-Report.pdf
      • The optional Berkey PF-2™ Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Elements adsorb the following unwanted elements found in drinking water by 95%, best life of filter choice with time and flow rate to purify:

        • Fluoride: Sodium Fluoride, Sodium Fluorosilicate, Fluorosilicic Acid (aka Hydrofluorosilic Acid)

        • Arsenic: V and pre-oxidized Arsenic III

        • Other residual heavy metal ions

      • Made from safe, non-leaching Polypropylene #5 that is BPA-free

      • Berkey PF-2™ Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Elements are designed to be used in conjunction with the Black Berkey® Purification Elements only 

      • Attach to the bottom of the Black Berkey® Purification Elements and sit in the lower chamber of the Berkey unit

      • Number of Berkey PF-2™ Elements in the bottom chamber must match the number of Black Berkey® Purification Elements in the top chamber; for example, 4 Black Berkey® Purification Elements would require 4 PF-2 Filters

      • Set of 2 Berkey PF-2™ Elements need replacement after 1000 gallons (3700 litres) of use

      • The Berkey PF-2™ Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Elements are covered under a six month warranty

      CLICK HERE For PF-2 Technical Information

      Also for an in depth read of a study carried out by a scientific panel from EFSA the European Food Safety Authority regarding the safety in use of the activated alumina treatment for the removal of fluoride, ultimately finding that the use of Activated Alumina will not pose a risk to human healthPlease Read Here

      PF-2/PF-4 Fluoride Reduction Media Information                                                      

      (Extract from Proprietary Products Data Information Sheets)

      Fluoride Reduction Media Definition: The fluoride removal media is the same mineral that rubies and sapphires (corundum) are made from, in crystalline form. The process ‘selective adsorption’ is a physical/ chemical reaction whereby the fluoride ions are removed by binding to the media’s oxidised surface.


      The Berkey® Proprietary Fluoride Reduction Media is a new and improved high yield aluminum oxide (corundum) especially formulated for the removal of Fluoride and arsenic from drinking water. This media has an unusually high surface area of more than 350 sq.m./gram of material which allows more efficient removal of the Fluoride and arsenic ions. This high surface area is enhanced by controlled development of the pore size distribution from 30 Angstroms to 100 Angstroms, providing greater accessibility to the surface active sites through bulk diffusion.

      Uniform particle size low silica content and high purity, is characteristic of the new and improved Proprietary Fluoride Reduction Media which insures effective operation in the reduction of Fluoride. The extremely low silica content significantly reduces the tendency of the silica to form silicone tetra fluoride which reacts with both the media and the pipes leading to clogging and corrosion problems.


      The Proprietary Fluoride Reduction Media is an EPA approved method for removing Fluoride from drinking water. This product can be used in various filtration products and can also be packed in large columns for high volume applications including drinking water treatment plants and waste treatment plants. The Proprietary Fluoride Reduction Media can be used in various applications where defluorination is necessary.

      For maximum removal efficiency, maintain the water being treated between a PH level of 5-7. The media can be regenerated for enhanced performance lifetime with many applications. This makes the Proprietary Fluoride Reduction Media the most effective and economical defluorination product on the market.


      • Surface Area, sq. m/g. 350
      • Total Pore volume, cc./g. .55
      • Aluminum Oxide XRD Phase Chi, Gamma, Amorphous
      • Crush Strength, lbs (kg) 30 (14)
      • Abrasion Loss wt% 0.1 Bulk
      • Density, lbs/cu. ft (kg/cu. m) 47 (750)


                                               Wt %

      • AL2O3                        95.1  
      • SiO2                           0.02
      • Fe2O3                        0.02
      • Na2O                          0.30


      The Proprietary Fluoride Reduction Media has been specially prepared to optimize the media for more efficient removal of the Fluoride ion. Testing of the material is important for each application as influent water PH, quality and purify of the water and various metal ion concentrations are all variables which influence the effectiveness of the media. Note that the material is most efficient between a PH of 5 and 7.

      Testing for fluoride removal was based on 20-30 ppm of the ion in the influent aqueous solution at a flow rate of no more than 3 gpm per cubic foot (25kg) of media. Results of < 1 ppm of the fluoride ion in the effluent were typical for the media. Under optimum conditions, effluent concentrations of less than 50 ppb of Fluoride ion were found to be readily achieved. Results may vary significantly with each particular application.


      1. Calcium & Sodium Fluoride. The Proprietary Fluoride Reduction Media will remove any types of inorganic fluoride salts. All fluoride salts are soluble in water. So it does not matter what fluoride salts that are in the water, fluoride is present as an anion where the media will absorb fluoride ions in water.

      2. Hydro-Fluorosilicic Acid (HFS). We do not have any test data to show how efficient the Proprietary Fluoride Reduction Media will remove hydro-fluosilicic acid. But by adsorption of fluoride anion using alumina, we believe the media will remove hydro-fluosilicic acid better than fluoride. The reason is both compounds are ions with negative charges. The molecular size of hydrofluosilicic acid is much larger than the fluoride ion and hydrofluosilicic acid has two negative charges where as fluoride has only one negative charge. So this negative charge makes hydrofluosislicic acid much easier to adsorb to the media compared to regular fluoride ions.

      3. NMCL obtains its Proprietary Fluoride Reduction Media from a third party that manufactures specialized media that targets difficult to remove contaminates, such as Fluoride and Arsenic. The above information provided has been extracted from the supplier’s data sheets and other written communications.