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  1. Food and water
    I may be building my own home soon (Finally) and have thought about putting in a cistern into the design. Forgive me, I am VERY new to all of this, so feel free to point out concerns, or major flaws in the idea... or let me know if it's a decent setup! Just trying to be prepared for the...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hello all, I've recently found a few parcels of land 3-5acres for pretty cheap in the southern Oregon desert. I'm considering it for a little homestead operation. My main concern is that nothing will really grow there though and that's probably why it's so cheap. Getting a well dug to irrigate...
  3. Food and water
    Hi! I'm sure you guys have covered this topic, but a search in this forum didn't point me to any threads on it. I would like to buy a test kit for drinking water. I'm able to find kits that test once, but I'd like to know if there are any reliable tests that have all the supplies to test many...
  4. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I came across this website! Drill your own well. Good info on this site especially for all the "off the grid" enthusiasts or places in remote areas. USE PVC as your drill! Why pay those expensive fees to hire someone else to do the work. This site is dedicated to technique and is not one of...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have now been a member of this site for a week and I have finally decided how I am going to store water for my family and me. I have decided to use used food grade buckets (pickle buckets) form my friend restaurant to store hygiene water and the below 5 gallon buckets from Sportsman’s...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Not sure if that made sense. I have wells on my properties that all have electric pumps. Any ideas on how to pump the water out with using the electricity? What can I do if electric goes out and I don't have a generator? I'm screwed eh?
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    There's a local forest preserve district wooded area that has a couple of old-fashioned hand-operated water pumps that feed from an underground well or natural spring (i'm not sure..). In the event of our water getting knocked out by some type of catastrophic event like an earthquake or tornado...
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    We tore down an old shed that was on our property to replace it and found this. There were 2 sheds, both had the pipe coming out of the ground. I assume this used to be a well since the tank says well x trol on it.The house is only a few years old, so I think these have been there for a long...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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