Just how much water do I need?

I looked up water consumption and came up with some numbers that seem reasonable.  You need about 30 gallons of water per day per person.  So a family of four would require 120 gallons per day.  This can be pumped up from 300 feet using a manual bicycle and pump head in 40 minutes per day.  But I recommend that a more realistic number is two hours per day on the manual pump.  This allows for 240 gallons per day for livestock and a greenhouse.

The 30 gallons per person allows for eating, a shower every five days, daily washing dishes, washing clothes every five days (one load), toilet flushes, and washing hands.

How do I get from one place to another?

In a nuclear EMP all modern cars and trucks will become inoperable.  Cars and trucks built on or before 1967 should survive.  A vehicle with a simple points distributor and manual fuel pump should survive the electric waves.  But a backup set of points, coil, alternator/generator, and condenser would be a good idea.  If there is an EMP strike then you may be able to drive the first day.  Although panic may set in quicker than I think.  I recommend that you don’t drive for months after the EMP pulse.  Any moving vehicle will be a target.  When it is safe you can get fuel from any gas station with a hand crank pump.  Just drop the tube down into the main tanks at the gas station.  In a true nuclear EMP strike we may have 90% of the population dead in a few months.


Several years ago I came to realize that many people who think they are prepared for the grid going down or an EMP pulse only really have a temporary water solution.  I saw a need for an inexpensive well pump that operated on a power source immune from the effects of a solar flare or EMP pulse.  I knew that air pressure could be stored easily and made easily by rotary wind vanes or a solar panel and an electric compressor.  This site and products are the water solution I came up with.  It may not be perfect but it will keep you alive.  All of the parts are made of materials which do not make the water unsafe to drink.  Stainless steel, PVC,  and brass make up the main parts.

Everyone should have an emergency water backup plan.  A few gallons of water set aside is great but when it runs out you and everyone else will be searching for clean water.  Open water systems will quickly become contaminated.

In my study of people who prepare for disaster I came across what is known as preppers.  People who try and set aside food or equipment which in a disaster will help them or their neighbors.  We all rely on our technology and if it were to go away  we would lose our ability to survive.  Either exposure, lack of water or food will cause us to wander about with millions of others seeking the necessities of life.

In order to be totally prepared we need to have a plan which supplies shelter, food, and water.  In a major disaster we need to be completely self sufficient with a continuous supply of energy, food, and water.  This is not easy to do.  To attempt to do this on your own will probably not work.  A group of people with the required skills and material will be needed for long term survival.  This site is dedicated to one part of a survival plan.  I will talk about my plans and my systems but I make no guarantee that what I do will work in all environments.  It is best that each of you form your own plans and test all of the systems.  An emergency is not the time to dust off a pile of stuff in the garage to see if it will help you survive.

Please send me any suggestions on survival systems and I will post the ones I think make sense.

This site deals with well pumps, emergency water systems, Preppers, air pump, safe water, EMP issues, Nuclear bomb survival, clean water, Solar flare issues, solar flare 1859, solar flare 1989 Canada, fires caused by electric fields, EMP pulses, emergency survival, Air pressure, inexpensive well pump, cheap well pump, small budget, well case, well cap, solar panals, wind energy, turbine blades, fan blades, electric generation, and many more things.

We at water72 are dedicated to supplying all of the key components so you can safely obtain water in an off grid environment.  The vertical wind vane and solar panel chargers are part of those solutions.  Low tech battery charging controllers are also part of the system we will offer. The systems are made to use renewable sources.  So you could call then green energy systems.  Right now we are projecting that our vertical wind vane will output two horsepower in a stiff wind.  Here in the White Mountains of Arizona a stiff wind is easy to come across.


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