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What is your emergency water supply in case of a failure of your current system?

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    What is your emergency water supply in case of a failure of your current system?

    What type of back up water systems do you have in case of a failure in your water source?

    I installed a rain catch system with some simple gutters and 55 gallon buckets. Here is a picture of my Rain Catch System.

    Has anyone installed a hand pump? Does anyone have a gravity fed system?
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    We have several cases of bottled water, and 30 or so 2 liter bottles so far. There is also a spring close by, but I don't know how guarded it will be...
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    I have a 1200 gallon cistern that is the holding tank for my house. Then I have 4 gutters that each have a 200-275 gallon tanks under them. House is 2000 sq ft so a good monsoon rain and they all fill. Then I have another. 1500 gallon tank I found on Craigslist that I need to get set up for the shop to drain into. Then I will have lots of water stores. I want one of these when they are finally on the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrepperRecon.com View Post
    What type of back up water systems do you have in case of a failure in your water source?

    I installed a rain catch system with some simple gutters and 55 gallon buckets. Here is a picture of my Rain Catch System.

    Has anyone installed a hand pump? Does anyone have a gravity fed system?
    If I can't get it out of the well, I get it from the artesian well down the street, or I'll get it from the lake and boil it.

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    sawyer bucket system filter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leon View Post
    sawyer bucket system filter
    I just looked that up. It says 1,000,000 gallon capacity and around $70. Amazing!!! I have to get one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrepperRecon.com View Post
    I just looked that up. It says 1,000,000 gallon capacity and around $70. Amazing!!! I have to get one.
    AND it can be back-fed to clear it out. It filters virus and pathogens, too. I paid 120, so if you see that for 70- RUN, do not walk and get it. Well worth it.
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    I live in western Washington pick a creek or river put in pot, boil. Got lots of tree's to so wood for a fire to boil it is easy. I am making a distilling pot to make it easier using the wood stove.
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    Cases of water bottles. 5,6,7 gallon water containers. I have a katadyn water filter pump that i will use when i go get water from a "lake" or questionable water. My dad has a property with a well. That has about 100 gallons of water in the reserve. In case the power goes out.
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    10CASES OF WATER but looking at that sawyer systm thanks plus water purification tabs. about 500gals worth

 

 
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