The 5 Best Ways To Get Well Water Without Electricity

This article is the mother-load of all mother-loads!  Water people!  Lots of water without electricity!  I LOVE this!!! Written by: Tricia Drevets Water is the key to survival. At least 60 percent of the adult human body is made of water, and we can live no more than three days without it. Since most modern …

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This Water Pump Is Propelled By The Water It Pumps

With a ram pump, you don’t have to worry about being waterless if your electricity goes out. [by Jesse Frost April 27, 2016 repost: http://www.hobbyfarms.com/this-water-pump-is-propelled-by-the-water-it-pumps/%5D Moving water has been a challenge for farmers since time immemorial. Water wants to flow downhill, and often, you need it to flow uphill. Your animals need it. Your garden …

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Simple, Low-Budget, Off-Grid, Gravity-Fed Water System

By Alyssa Craft Since moving to our off grid property just over a year ago, we've had plenty of adventures learning how to become more sustainable and self sufficient. One of the big challenges that we've had to work through has been setting up a long-term, off grid water system. After looking into lots of …

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7 Ways to Find Water on Your Homestead

Digging a well can be very, very expensive.  Choosing the wrong location to dig your well can be devastating.  Something we all wish to avoid... Rocks are probably the most valuable clue to locating a good groundwater supply. As a first step in locating the right conditions for a good supply of groundwater, review your …

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Homesteading Today

Although the Homesteading Act was repealed by Congress in 1973, homesteading still conceptually exists today. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Congress passed new homesteading legislation and returned “government owned land” back to the people? We have the power to make that happen. Time to contact your legislators! Like many Americans, you have come to homesteading …

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Getting Water When Living Off-Grid

By Aur Beck, Advanced Energy Solutions Group Water — the necessary elixir of life. Without it, we are not able to survive. I can say that my favorite modern convenience is having running hot water to wash with. Growing up, I don’t remember having running water, except for one year when we rented a “modern” …

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Free-And-Clever Tricks To Keep Livestock Water From Freezing

Written by: Zarah Strong Homesteaders know how important it is for livestock to have access to fresh, clean water at all times, but in some areas of the world, winter makes this a much more difficult task. I can remember many winter days as a young girl when I would break ice out of buckets, carefully …

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Why, in the World, We Homestead!

Today is just your average, every day, winter  morning in the Pacific Northwest.  Yes, it is  raining. Yes, it  is  cold and yes  it is  relatively  dark outside at 6:00am.  Attempting to remain positive, I don my winter gear and my rain gear and head out. The dogs are looking at me as if I …

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3 Important Factors in Buying Land… That You May Not Have Considered

  A Big, Bold, Bubbling Spring Back in the day, which to many people has a different meaning so instead I will say, way back in the day when a pioneer looked for a place to plant their roots, they sought out a big, bold, bubbling spring. A spring is water that comes out of …

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