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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Anyone have experience with drilling your own backyard suburban water well? I read about some small drills using pvc pipes and a water hose but not sure if that is really feasible. The cost of drilling a legit, large well is prohibitive. I was thinking that since I am just 200 yds from the...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm on an acre, and in the back 1/4 of the property, water is *very* slow to drain. The ground will stay saturated at least a week after an inch of rain. Are there any types of "wells" or ground water collection ideas you can recommend? This wouldn't be for drinking water. Some kind of way...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Need advice starting out homesteading So I'm seriously considering trying to pull off the homestead bit. I still need to get the land, build a dwelling or buy one. I will need to get septic set up, have a well dug, get windmill/solar for power (especially to run the well), all the while...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So, after reading about water for the last 6 or 7 days I find myself at a small impasse. Storing water in 275 gallon jugs is nice and all, and heck, my big berkey is just flat out amazing, but what about long term? By long term I am not talking about 4 months, I am talking about "attack from...
  5. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Tried a search came up empty?? Anyone have some resources for DIY Point well? Thanks. Jp
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have one thing going for me in digging a well. The water table in my area is really shallow....4 feet tops. I am wondering if it is possible to build a well and not have it huge? Everything I have read online tells me that I need to have this well at 5 feet across, but none take into...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Driving a well is not a complicated process or very difficult. So far I have put in 2 of them (1.5 in) - 20 ft deep (for around $100 each). First of all - a hand pump generally will only pump water from a maximum of 27 ft. Go to a local hardware store - purchase a well point (will be 4 ft...
  8. Urban Survival
    Water, water everywhere and nar a drop to drink - is a classic statement from the rhyme of the ancient mariner. But in the case of urban survival, there is no water and there is nothing to drink. Most urbanites depend on water supplied by the city - through the cities water system. However...
  9. Food and water
    Does anyone have any experience with trying to bore their own water well? I have decided to try this summer so I need some input from you folks. I fiqured that people in poorer parts of the world can do it then so can I! Does anyone have any good links for boring a 4 inch well? My neighbor and...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Over 3 months without a good supply of water and now we have water again. Thought i'd share what we did in case it will help anyone else. :) We just finished installing our new Sand Point Well, it cost us under $200.00 A little work intensive, but pretty simple to do. Only a few materials and...
  11. Urban Survival
    One of the WEAKEST areas of our culture is our water. We can live with out electricity, but we can NOT live without water. My idea, if we have advanced warning that an event might be close at hand, get a couple of these blow up swimming pools. The one in the pictures below holds about 350 -...
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