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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Five years ago when I moved to the farm I bought a water tank for the water pump. This was a vertical tank and had a plastic base. For those of you not familiar with what the water tank does, it helps regulate pressure so the pump does not have to work so hard. The tank has a rubber bladder...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    So, you want to raise some fish? Tag along with me while i do just that this summer. My plan is to raise about 150 channel catfish. Depending upon growth, we may not harvest them until spring 2015. I am not an expert on raising fish by no means, but having raised catfish in the past, i think I...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    A buddy of mine and I were talking about the water setup I want to build for my chickens. I want to pump water from a creek using a solar powered system. Use 2 X 55 gallon plastic drums for water storage, then an automatic watering system for the chickens, something like PVC pipe with nipples...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I tried to search but apparently "well" is too common and it won't search for it. I want to convert my well to a solar system. I live in Florida, but I'm not sure how deep it is. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I realize I have not provided very many details, but I will provide whatever...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I’ve done quite a bit of writing about how to harvest and manage rainwater recently. However, in the wake of Sandy, it’s time to start thinking about what to do with an excessive amount of water (e.g. unwanted water flooding your basement), particularly during an emergency that knocks out power...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ram Pumps, I understand how they work and I already have one made. It's sitting in my closet now. I know it can't pump a mile though so I had a thought and I was hoping one of you can tell me if it would work or not. Can I have a ram pump pump river water to a 55 or 500 gallon water container...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I had a guy show me this water pump he use to use to pump water to his house it used no power just the volume and pressure of the water to pump has any one else seen one or know where I can get one at
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I need some ideas for developing a system to get water from my well without electricity. My well is 50' deep and is basically a pipe shoved into the ground. The water is great. I have an electric pump on it now to run the house, but I am afraid when the power goes down, so does my water. What...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've been mulling over the water pump problem if SHTF. Looking at ways to get it out of the well easily and logically. I live in a rural area on a dirt road in western Mass. Hand pump it out. Bison sells for about $1700. Inexpensive but I'd rarer turn on a faucet. Solar water pump. Yikes -...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    1st post of a Survival n00b. After reading Patriots and seeing how we are just printing money I have entered the realm of trying to get prepared . Its overwhelming starting from zero to being 6 month "ready" I have been Mylar/5 gallon bucket/O2 obsorber rice,legumes,and Red winter wheat...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hope this is the right section for this... Considering ideas to be able to operate my well pump in the event of an EMP or other long term power outage. Right now I have it set up to fill the tank by generator, but would like to use solar incase of the unavailability of fuel to run the...
  14. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Hi Guys, I have seen picture in old pioneering books where instead of a cast iron well pump, they had constructed wooden ones. Was wondering if anyone knew where to find designs for how to build one?? The pump was squarish, like and upright rectangle, and they used leather gasket, just like...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Anyone with creative ideas...what do you think of these?: Bicycles are also hooked up to water filters: http://www.medindia.com/news/view_news_main.asp?x=9856 http://www.adra.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=10751&security=1&news_iv_ctrl=1141
  16. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I can't seem to find much information on hand or manual water pumps, I'd like to install one, I'm just not sure how much it will cost and whats involved, any help?
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello all, my question for you all today is about water. In your survival plan which would you most plan on doing? Do you pump? I guess you can use a generator to operate a well but a generator = gas, noise and attention... Anyone use solar panels to power water pumps? How many of you still...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I need help for a hand crank water pump for inside the house i want to put it inline (or be able to in time of need) I have a shallow well pump that pumps water into a holding tank that fills the house system. Can anyone help??
  19. General Discussion
    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...
  20. 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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