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To: Snoopers-868th

It’s a good idea to have a plan so you can live off the grid for at least a month. I have well water, so when the electricity’s off, we have no water. I’ve store up extra food and have invested in some 55 gallon drums for an emergency water supply.

I wish I could afford a back up hand pump for my water system, but that will have to wait for another day. Just paid my taxes, you know.


33 posted on 04/07/2009 8:02:40 PM PDT by keats5
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To: keats5

Funny, I just commented about having my hand pump installed last week. My well guys call ‘em Y2K pumps. HA!!


36 posted on 04/07/2009 8:05:43 PM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: keats5

After about five days off the grid, hungry people will be driving trucks through the front door of Albertsons/Safeway/Acme. After another five, they’ll be roaming the neighborhood. A month? Sarajevo.


37 posted on 04/07/2009 8:06:20 PM PDT by glock rocks (Candy apple purple! I don't have ADD, it's just dyslexia and, wait... do you like waffles?)
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To: keats5

I cannot have a well as I am in the city. I have stored up extra food but I need to do water as well. I can live without lights but living without the computer might put me in a real poor state of mind.


38 posted on 04/07/2009 8:07:12 PM PDT by Snoopers-868th
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To: keats5

I am saving money left and right to have a well dug, and a hand pump put on it. Or, I’ll just put out every container I have and prepare for rain.


76 posted on 04/07/2009 9:18:36 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: keats5
have invested in some 55 gallon drums for an emergency water supply.

As an experiment, I put a 55 gal plastic drum under the down spout on the house gutters. ONE short southern rain shower filled it up. Just FYI.

Just FYI. I built a diverter that would allow the first dozen gallons to bypass before it overflowed into the drum to allow dirt/debris to mainly bypass the drum. However, I have a creek 50 yds away, so I'm in good shape.

Next experiment, outhouse :-)

106 posted on 04/08/2009 1:43:42 AM PDT by MrPiper
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