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Old 07-22-2013, 04:13 AM   #11
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Oh, arid like the sun's gonna come out again?

It's been raining here every day for the past month.
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How do you get lost on the family farm? It sounds like you are with in cell phone range of the house. If you are afraid of being "Dry" cache some water jugs around the cow pasture.
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Ok as for the wind mill like I said it's well was capped in the 30's when the water table was much higher so even if we got it working again the well might be dry.

As for the pond idea we have a normal annual rain fall of 16 inches a year. Right now we are in the 3rd year of a drought.

On the land just to the west of us (owned by a different cousin) there is a playa lake. When it rains it will swell to almost 40 acres but it will be dry in less than a month. Water does not last long around here.
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Ok as for the wind mill like I said it's well was capped in the 30's when the water table was much higher so even if we got it working again the well might be dry.

As for the pond idea we have a normal annual rain fall of 16 inches a year. Right now we are in the 3rd year of a drought.

On the land just to the west of us (owned by a different cousin) there is a playa lake. When it rains it will swell to almost 40 acres but it will be dry in less than a month. Water does not last long around here.
Playas will dry up in no time because they are shallow which allows for more rapid evaporation. A well built stock pond is deep.
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bigbomar4, I agree with you that open air water storage in your area is not the best idea. Any water storage is just a temporary fix. A permanent fix would be a well with a wind mill(but quite expensive). Buy a plastic water tank and fill it for storage or make a cement cistern for storage. Neither would cost that much and supply a fair amount of temporary water.
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I'd figure on getting the hell out of there, preferably before shtf, but if need be, afterward. But go offroad, via a quiet model of motorcycle, and go at night. So it takes you all night to cover 150 miles safely, using active IR goggles, so what? Everyone has eyes and is out and about in daylight. A guy, moving 10-20mph(depending upon terrrain) is an almost impossible target, beyond 200 yds in daylight, beyond buckshot range at night. You'd be much better off, some place with trees and water.
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