Thursday, July 5, 2012
Making a Manual Pump for a Drilled Well for Water
We have a drilled well, so in any non-power emergency, we won't have running water. It would take a very long time to try to lower a tiny container and draw water up so I'll be building a manual pump.
I'll also have what I need on hand to build more than one in case one breaks.
We plan on 3 months at our home but if a crisis lasts longer or looks like it's long term from Day One, we have a GOOD plan (GOOD=Get Out of Dodge) and won't need a manual pump for a well.
Since you need to Prepare for the Worst and have multiple backup plans, that's exactly what we have.
This is part of our short-term (3 months or less) Survival Plan.