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Posted on 09/07/2012 8:09:12 AM PDT by Kartographer
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I can’t get prepper support from my wife but, I drilled a water well by hand and put in a hand pump and keep a garden going.
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Excellent prices and they are the company most other companies use for first aid supply.
Here are a couple of 5 gallon bucket projects-http://www.hourofthetime.com/1-LF/Hour_Of_The_Time_08282012-Bucket_water_filter.pdf-andhttp://www.hourofthetime.com/1-LF/Hour_Of_The_Time_08292012-5_Gallon_Bucket_Hydroelectric_Build%20Manual.pdf
How did you drill by hand? I cannot imagine doing that here, but we have bad clay soil.
Emotional preparation is severely lacking in America.
People first need to acknowledge the depth of our problems and accept the fact that salvation is not just an election away.
Said to go to a professional who deals with the filtration necessary to make caught water potable, but the investment is worth it... he hasn't used any other water source in 20 years, and even in drought, his reservoir has never gotten below 50%.
She's stoked, so I'll go along. :)
I often get asked questions about various 30-60-90 and more food kits, buckets of prepared food that store for years as a quick and easy way to be prepared.
Now Ive not tried the food in very many of these kits and so I cant really say if the food is good or bad, but heres the problem as I see with these prepared meal kits. Say you have a 60 day kit that comes with 10 different dinners six of each dinners A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I-J and since you never tasted their food the odds are that say there will be that there will be 2 to 3 of there meal you really like 4 or 5 that are ok, 1 or 2 you can choke down if you have too and another 1 or 2 you wouldnt feed your dog!
That means two things one you run the good chance that twenty percent or more of your storage you wont eat and two after a while what you have left is mostly stuff you dont like and wont eat unless forced and that will get OLD very fast.
Me I think that you are better off storing 100% things you know you will eat and in as much a variety as possible. Thats my thoughts.
10 Morale Boosters for Any Worst Case Scenario
Well written if I do say so myself. ;-)
Couple of new bits of info that I’ve come across lately:
Buffet divests half his holdings in municipal bond insurance (in anticipation of more city bankruptcies).
Check your 401k for a “cash option”. If it doesn’t have one, chances are the “safest” offering will be heavy in gov’t treasury bonds, a backdoor nationalizing of your 401k.
I see having grown up poor and fugal as a great advantage.
What part of Texas are you in and how far down did you sink that well? I've seen those motorized drill rigs in the back of magazines and wondered if it would be worthwhile.
If I were to drill one, I'd have to hide the wellhead inside a Rubbermaid garden shed or something.
Serving MREs to troops, I would see some guys toss most of the calories because they wouldn't eat the entree.
True, but filthy rich has it's advantages. ;)
I reworked the garden here to squeeze in another row and everything is coming up nicely. Before throwing out some 15 year old black beans and red peas, I put some in the ground but it doesn’t look promising. If not, there’s some yellow wax beans that’ll go in there. It’s been too hot for things to produce much this summer but it adds a bit to the table, However, the main reason for the garden is to learn what plant varieties work or don’t work getting a step up on when/if it does hit the fan.
I too am interested in how you drilled a well by hand.
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