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Water storage, best way to pump out of the Blue Barrels?

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Navman, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. Navman

    Navman Canby Oregon Active Member

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    So we got these vertical barrels of water, what kinda pump does one suggest on as needed basis to get the water out.

    Also, how does one make it last for months (newbie here) Bleach?
     
  2. Old as Dirt

    Old as Dirt Pacific NW Active Member

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    gravity is your friend...
     
  3. razormanxx

    razormanxx eugene Active Member

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    The water isn't drinkable, you might want to make a filter barrel. I just put a spout on the bottom with a 3 foot hose, I use the water for gardening only. If needed I could make the water drinkable. Either boil, water purification tablets, or make yourself a filter bucket or barrel. Look that up on youtube, all the answers can be found on youtube.
     
  4. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    55 GALLON POLYETHYLENE SIPHON DRUM BARREL PUMP 2" NPS.
    Check out eBay. $12.95 plus shipping.
     
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    Desertfox19 Oregon New Member

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  6. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    The super siphon (name brand, but describes all of these kinds of things) is awesome, and a "must have". It works great for filling up a vehicle from gas cans (but usually needs a longer hose for this) and for emptying water from drums. However if the drum is on the ground it can be quite hard to get enough lift out of it to move fluid. There are quite a few "barrel pumps" out there that do a good job. When I go hunting, our hunting camp has no water at it, so since we usually spend over a week there, I usually fill up two drums at the well (about 2mi away) and drive them back to camp for use all week. The drums are then carefully offloaded and set on end I use a pump like this:

    Siphon Pump: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific

    That I got at harbor freight for about $10-15 some years ago, we pump the water out of the drum and into either a bucket, washpan, or into the hanging water bags for dispensing.
     
  7. Navman

    Navman Canby Oregon Active Member

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    Thank you guys for the info, exactly what I was looking for!
     
  8. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    I think a lot of folks build racks and keep them on their sides for gravity feed.