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2 water jugs...when the clean water is empty, you know the grey water jug is full. No big tanks to mess with. Works with the hand pump."

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What You Need to Know Before Buying a Sump Pump

Sump Pumps - Bob Vila. "A secondary pump installed right next to the first is a good idea, especially if your basement has been converted to living space. If your primary pump fails or is overwhelmed, the back-up pump automatically takes over. For extra insurance, when the power goes out, as in a storm, a battery-powered back-up pump can cont pumping for up to 2 days... Combo packs exist w/2 or 3 pumps. Or install a water alarm and keep a spare pump."

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2 water jugs...when the clean water is empty, you know the grey water jug is full. No big tanks to mess with. Works with the hand pump."

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How to Pump Water Without Electricity

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How Water Pumping Windmills Operate – Off The Grid. Water pumping windmills By Dorothy Ainsworth ~ Backwoods Home Magazine shares a wonderfully informative article on how windmill powered windmills operate. Homesteads for generations have been using wind power to pump water with great success. This article explains what a water pumping windmill is, uses, having a well drilled, finding installing and maintaining a windmill and an irrigation tank.

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How To Make Your Own PVC Water Well Hand Pump

This is a great 9 part series of videos on how to make your own water well hand pump from readily available PVC plumbing parts. If the SHTF and you need water this could be a very handy skill to know or a very handy bit of…

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Saniflo Macerating unit - a great way to install a toilet below grade (below the soil pipe). Perfect for putting a bathroom (full OR half) in your basement!

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Excellent example of sustainability meeting and hooking up with creativity for a longterm gridoff solution!

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