This is our introductory post. As part of the back to the land movement in the 1970’s, we’ve made self-reliance a way of life for the last 37 years. My wife and I currently live 100 miles in the wilderness on a remote lake. Float plane is the only way to reach us. We only […]
In this last installment of the homestead water supply, I’ll explain how we modified our wilderness water system by hand digging a water well. And how we overcame the challenge of digging it in pure sand.
After 20 years in Maine, we made the big move to a remote lake in the Canadian wilderness. In this post, I’ll look at how we hand dug a 200 foot trench, installed pipe and set up a water system to draw our homestead’s water from the lake. We will use a motor powered piston […]
Expounding on the information from part 1 of the Homestead water supply, I explain how I utilized a Pitless adapter and installed a Pitcher Pump at the kitchen sink of our Maine homestead.
A reliable water source will be vital for your homestead’s success. Not only will your survival depend on a safe, adequate supply of water, but if you are considering animals, they too will rely on their daily drink. In this post, I discuss drilled wells and deep as well as shallow water hand pumps.