Appreciate the hindsight, Juna! It’s so great to hear how others have tackled this problem.
Redneck and John, thank you! That kit list is perfect, thank you for sharing.
Off-topic: John, thanks for all you’ve done with the site and community! The Prepared has really helped me and the Mrs. rationally dip our toes into the preparedness/readiness waters without feeling paranoid or doomsday-ish. Keep up the great work!
Never discount the cost-effectiveness of good ol’ fashioned physics, right? 🙂
Bill and Redneck, great points. Hadn’t thought of more mechanical (or low voltage) options that could still meet our needs without the need to go out and manually pump every time.
The Water Boy looks interesting also as an ultra low-tech option.
I hadn’t heard of that one before; I’ll check out the Flojak. I’d be curious on the difference between a Flojak and the Bison option I was initially looking at.
Thanks for jumping in. Yeah, I suppose it definitely makes sense as a fail-safe. I mean, would it be prudent to build redundancies, but then I suppose it’s the cost-benefit discussion. I like the idea of a switch to quickly go between electric and manual.