Miles Flansburg wrote:Howdy Zachary, Looks like a great place. What kinds of trees/ shrubs are already in place there?
You said "I want to reposition the snow on my land over the course of a winter ." What are you thinking there? Are you moving the snow with a tractor or putting up snow fencing to capture it in drifts?
Will you be using keyline swales with ponds as catchment?
I am in a similar situation. I travel to my place for a week each month. I have an old camper with no electric. I do have a good spring for water . Still working on clearing trees and snow fencing to capture water in the dry areas. I use those solar garden lights for lighting. They work pretty well for me.
david james wrote:Hey where are you located in Southern Oregon? I'm down there near the redwood highway. Anyway regarding your water, 5 gallons jugs won't be enough. Myself I can survive on 2 gallons a day (bucket shower, dishes, and food) _barely_. Typically its 7 gallons per person per day. Until we got the well working a few days ago (and after it cleared up), we were using about 10-12 gallons everyday (thanks to my neighbor we could fill up our water). When our seasonal creek was flowing, we used my mini-washer machine which uses 15 gallons per load and filtered drinking water. My advice is to buy those 55 gallon plastic water barrels. Until I run the water pipe up to my place right now I fill one up in my pick up truck and then I siphon that into another one on the other side of my property where my camper is. Then I siphon 5 gallons out at a time. Anyway you can buy these barrels between $15 and $25 each. For 3 weeks, at 7 gallons a day thats 147 gallons, JUST for dishes, a bucket shower and food. You would need to fill up three barrels and siphon (or unload them) to three more on the ground. You can get a well drilled for about $2500 and if you do a lot of research you can get a well head (pump, tank, fittings, wiring, cables) for under $500. And you aren't even talking about irrigation yet. Good luck!