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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Past threads have emphasized the need for country folks to have generators to run their wells....but I have heard no mention about those living in the cities getting their water from huge wells run by the city. If SHTF, and all electricity is lost, including backup generators, people living in...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I currently have a shallow (25 ft) well that is an excellent producer of very clear, very clean water. It runs on a Myers HC50 Jet pump with a 3/4 hp GE Motor. I am looking at trying to convert this to a solar pump w/ battery bank. I believe this could be done by replacing just the pump...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So, like most I've been trying to get my ducks in a row, also like most a plan for water is included in that. I'm going to share where I'm at and where I want to be as well how I'm going to get there. Please share your thoughts on the below. My initial plan is to Bug In. I live in a small...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    When i was young, dad had a well on our farm. He used to draw water with some sort of galvanized cylinder, it had a trap door at the bottom and a release lever at the top. I would love to have one of those now. I dont know what it is called, and have spent hours online looking for one. If...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    For as long as I have lived in this house I have had a problem drinking plain water as it just seemed to taste "off". The water was supposedly tested some time ago and it was safe to drink but it sure tastes a heck of a lot different than the water from a well about 1/4 mile away. This other...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have a well..which runs into a water softener which gets salt pellets " red out" Then into a tank, water taste very good, However hot water has a smell to it, " magnesium rods in hot water heater" So i have a bunch of empty 2 liters and water storage tanks :-) How would I store this for long...
  7. Urban Survival
    After putting a lot of thought into the drinking water for urban survival topic, I have decided to break my water preps into 3 phases. Its divided 3 simple phases based on the amount of safe drinking water you have access to - short term, mid term, long term. Short term - this is your bottled...
  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...
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