New to prepping

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hillbill, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. hillbill

    hillbill tbell

    Hey just getting serious on prepareing for hard times,i have a well for water need ideas on best way toget water with out power,thanks.
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Nice to see you here, welcome aboard. You'll find quite a bit on water and wells around the site. For specific info, knowing you have a well is not enough to point you in the right direction. Have a look around, try the search feature and see what turns up.
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  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

  4. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    CHEAP and EASY, Emergency Well Pump Requires No E…:
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  5. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Welcome, and as you can see; plenty of help available here...
  6. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    How to build a simple PVC Hand Pump - the Peters …:
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  7. hillbill

    hillbill tbell

    thanks for the info,i live in the country so lucky there.i belive things are going to collapse so I need to turn from lazy to creative,depended on Walmart to long.
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  8. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    The knowledge pool in the shade of the monkey tree, is both wide and deep.
    Come on in, the water's fine....;)
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  9. Gopherman

    Gopherman Sometimes I Wish I Could Go Back to Sleep

    Welcome to the site!! Enjoy!
    Fire, Water, Beans, Rice (etc....), Med's, Defense, prioritize!
    Utilize Youtube while its available and make sure to write important stuff down for when its not!
  10. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    How deep is your well? Different methods for different depths. My advice have your well and plan o using it but make sure you have a second source in mind- just in case. As @BTPost says, two is one.......

    So welcome to the monkey. You have come to a great place
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  11. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Welcome to the tree, as others have already said, much to be learned here:)
  12. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    Welcome ....
    I believe there was a post similar to this one a few weeks ago on here ...
    I say check out engineer775 on youtube and keep doing reasearch on the monkey... tons of VERY HELPFULL info here
  13. hillbill

    hillbill tbell

    my well is 185 ft and the water comes up 50 ft.i have thought about a 7000 w generator to run the pump we have a pond and two small streams on our property we have 60 acers half fields half woods.
  14. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    welcome... depending on the flow rate (GPM) you need you might consider a solar water pump... with a manual pump as a back up....
  15. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Welcome to the monkey!

    Lots of options already posted, here's another. Use a cistern, or other water container and set it higher than where you are using it. Your current well pump fills the cistern, and have a backup solar pump. The back up pump need not be at the same specs as the main pump, and the cistern should contain a few days worth of water.
    In the event of a power failure, the cistern can gravity feed your house (you could also have an RV type on-demand water pump for increased pressure in some cases). During the day the solar pump replenishes the cistern slowly.

    There are many ways to tackle this.
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  16. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

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