How safe is the water source at your Bug Out Location? Currently, when we stay at the camp we have to either filter water from a nearby creek, or use water from a very old hand dug well. The old well is becoming less and less reliable, so its time to drive a new well.
There is a saying I like to use – without safe drinking water, life as we know it can not exist. A contaminated water source can wipe out a community in a matter of days, and that is just the way it is.
Here are the current plans
Use post hole digger to dig a hole around 3 feet deep.
Insert around an 8 inch PVC sleeve into the hole, sleeve will be around 4 feet long. This gives us around 1 foot above ground.
Take a 4 inch piece of PVC pipe, notch the end so that the pipe has “teeth”.
Build a cap with 2 water inlets.
Attach water hoses to water source and to cap.
Take a 2×4, drill some holes so that a U-bolt will fit though the board.
Back truck up to well site and drop tailgate.
Attach the cap to the top of the 4 inch pipe.
Stand on tailgate of truck, insert pipe into sleeve.