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oneyedman (Mod) --- 9 years ago -

My friends,
I have finally reached my goal of buying a Bug Out location.....

13+ acres in the country. Great place, out of the way at the end of a private road off of a county road.

Here is my problem. I spent everything I had to get it and I have nothing left for improvements.

It has a well that needs a new pump. It has county water that needs to be brought onto the property from across the road. It has electric already (yea).....

I need to fix the well, bring in the county water and dig a tank.

I need a decent trailer to sleep and a 20 or 40 foot shipping container for storage of all the essentials.

All that just to start and feel comfortable if I needed to bug out tomorrow.

Anyway, if you know anything about fixing wells, I would appreciate the assistance...... 

5 Rah --- 9 years ago -

Congrats!!!! Very proud of you :) Improvements will come - for now you have a place to set your feet on and call it yours! I don't know about wells so I can't offer advice but in the meantime I would start hauling water on to the place in whatever type of containers I could fine - water is everythong, IMHO. Again, yea!!! for you! 

Peter --- 9 years ago -

Congrats, don't know anything about pumps, but I know how to dig. Let me know if you ever need help.

oneyedman (Mod) --- 9 years ago -

water is everything

Yes it is. The land has a wet weather creek, so digging a tank would be a good idea. The well is functional, but I need a new pump motor.

...... I can just see this place draining my resources until I get it up and running, but I suppose that is what I signed up for when I bought the place.

I am excited about it though.

but I know how to dig. Let me know if you ever need help.

Thank you Peter. I do need to dig a tank, but I will call int the heavy equipment for that....

If anybody gets a line on a trailer camper, let me know. 

a4213931uu --- 9 years ago -

Craigslist has a lot of free stuff.. Heck, you could pick up a free standing jacuzzi or a redwood wine barrel. Plan out your options and keep looking for what you need.

Until then, for small water store, food quality buckets can be had for the asking at the deli section of some supermarkets, as they mostly just toss 'em either in the trash or the recycling all you have to do is wash 'em really well, and slosh some peroxide (100% in 'em to kill the germs). Ask for them to save the lids and tell 'em its for an art project or gardening project. They get a bit leery if you tel 'em it's for storing water. BTW store in a cool shaded spot, and just stack 'em up. Wouldn't bury them.. 

seawolf --- 9 years ago -

I don't know how deep the well is but you may be able to pull the pump by hand. You can take the pump to a shop and have it tested. The pump motor is not to expencive.
Measure the depth to the water. if it is less tha 50 feet a hand pump can be bought and installed.
A well bucket and a rope can be used to bring up water 5 gallons at a time (labor intensive)Water can be storeed in any food safe container for drinking and in other containers for other projects.
Rain water can also be collected in the 277 gallon totes from roofs.
Good Luck 

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