Tag Archives: Emergency Preparedness & Survival

Homesteading with a Shipping Container, Part 9: Installing the Simple Pump

Should we encounter a prolonged grid-down event, or EMP, this pump will continue delivering water as long as I can pump the handle! The Simple Pump can also be motorized with an easy to attach 12v motor in order to take advantage of alternative power supplies, such as solar and wind! Continue reading

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Homesteading with a Shipping Container – Part 8, The Carport

It was a massive undertaking because I have been hauling various building materials and cool finds out to the property and it was starting to pile up! In fact, it started looking like a miniature scrapyard! The left-over 2×4 walls from the initial cabin build attempt were stacked near the shipping container and had been exposed to the elements for 8 months. Other pristine, new building lumber had been placed under tarps but the sun had finally eaten through the thin plastic covering, and a collection of plywood, bricks, rebar, and a hundred other things were strewn about in hap-hazard fashion. Continue reading

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Homesteading with a Shipping Container House – Part 5, The Theft

February 21, 2011 In part 4, we left off with the failure of the 90-day experiment and the delivery of the first shipping container. I had hoped to have a lot of good news for this installment of the series, … Continue reading

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