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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I did a search for "well water" and it brought up TONS...eh, I don't want to read through those ;p Plus, I sort of have a unique situation that probably needs a separate thread anyway. So...my dad's property has a flowing artesian well. The problem is that it's been neglected for 30+ years. I'm...
  2. 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...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    How safe is the water source at your Bug Out Location? Currently, when we stay at the camp we have to either filter water from a nearby creek, or use water from a very old hand dug well. The old well is becoming less and less reliable, so its time to drive a new well. There is a saying I like...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    We have well water and an electric well pump. I am looking for feedback and/or recomendation for a manual pump Bison pumps are expensive and Flojak (?) Look too flimsy. Anyone have a manual well pump?
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have seen designs for using a shallow well pump (suction pump) using the same water line that goes into the well casing. Basically, people use some T fittings and valves to allow the water to be drawn by either the hand pump or the jet pump. I want to do this. I am looking for...
  8. 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...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    In a disaster situation would a water well be a good thing to have? How would you keep it pumping if there was no electricity?
  10. 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
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I was standing in the yard today thinking about my well going out in a SHTF situation and how I haven't built the PVC well bucket with foot-valve like I've seen all over this site. At this point, my mind starts to kick into gear thinking what if today was the day that SHTF, what would I...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've recently been pondering the idea of hand digging a small well in my back yard for two main reasons: -- I'm forced to pay twice for every gallon of water I use, once for the water and then again for the sewer. --If/when another situation arises where the city water supply becomes unstable...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Most of the articles I've come across say that a spring is the best source of water when TSHTF with a private well being second, then city water. My question is, why is a spring best? Because a well pump needs electricity to run is my guess but what if I put a manual hand pump on the well...
  16. 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...
  17. DIY - Do It Yourself
    shallow well drilling using water injection it truly is this easy
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Firs of all hello to all and thank you for taking the time to share your opinions, ideas and let's not forget criticism for my questions. For the last year i have started to take my preparations a bit more seriously then before(before being keeping enough food(perishable one) for a week) and...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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