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.
If you’ve followed The Farmer’s Lamp, you know we were suddenly thrust into living off grid world last year. We’ve learned, by necessity, how not only to survive, but thrive. If you’re considering the move to off grid, may I offer you these tips to help cut down your learning curve. We thought we knew […]