This video shows a DIY Mud Pump Water Well Drilling Setup utilizing a Portable Mud pit. A typical mud pump will put out 100 gallons per minute whereas two hoses are only good for about 12 to 15 gallons per minute.

A mud pump allows you to employ a re-circulating system so you can use bentonite or other gelling material that will solidify the sandy, crumbly walls of your borehole long enough you can drill without worrying about your hole collapsing on your drill pipe.

The essential elements or materials mandatory for the construction of a water well are as A Guide tube, which is an essential element of the mud pit. It guides the cuttings into the mud pit. Both vertical and horizontal guide tubes are required, which will be joined by a T-section,A delicate and efficient mud pump,Lots of hosepipes for carrying the water,A tub of Gasoline,A portable mud pit,Fittings for the waterline,Several 2 inch PVC pipes and 2 inch couplings,A drill pipe and a drill head, which attaches to the top of the drill pipe.An electric screwdriver,• PVC primer and cement,Metal drill bit.

Steps mentioned in the video :

Before we start drilling we must cut the guide tube into the ground. Here we will work the guide tube into the ground using water from a hosepipe, which evacuates cuttings. This step might get a bit tedious and time consuming.Attach the T-section into the vertical guide tube and attach the horizontal guide tube, which will direct the cuttings into the mud pit.

Install the fittings for the section hose and for the water supply line. The fittings for the water supply must be equipped with a valve for turning the water supply ON and OFF.Fill the portable mud pit with water.Provide a screen or mesh in the mud pit, which will prevent large rocks and cuttings from re-circulating.Connect the mud pit to the mud pump with a section hosepipe.


Attach a handle to the drill pipe and put the drill pipe through the vertical guide tube.Connect the water supply line to the drill head.Start the pump and get the water flowing.The drilling fluid is thus, drilled down the drill pipe and it carries the cuttings from the bottom to the top, which gets directed to the portable mud pit.

The green section hose pulls the drilling fluid to the mud pump.It is then pumped through the yellow colored supply hosepipe to the top of the drill pipe thus, beginning the process all over again.13. The cuttings settle at the bottom of the mud pit and are later shoveled out.PVC pipes are attached to the drill pipe using primer and glue.
When you stop drilling for the day make sure to pull the drill pipe out.

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This video shows a home-made outdoor wood burning boiler system used to heat a garage.The materials you need for this project are Pex crimper,Barrel stove kit,Pex tubing,Pex clamps,A windows fan,A regular car radiator,Coolant,A bucket,PVC polytube,Submersible pump.This uses an indoor car radiator and fan and some underground tubing to cycle the water through.Drill two holes in one corner of the wall in your garage. Remove the pol heater and fix the pipes up with a few pex crimpers.


You can even use hose clamps, since they are less expensive. Make sure that the pex pipes are well covered with dirt and soil underneath so that nobody trips on them. The part that attaches itself to the garage wall can also be covered with an insulator to prevent leeching.

 

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Being able to build your own make-do shelter out of the resources available in your immediate surroundings is a critical skill in bushcraft and outdoor living.

This multi part video series shows the build of a typical lean-to shelter first and then upgraded to a Kochanski super shelter, it gives you a good idea of the structure and how it works.This is a complete Bug out Camp Build Instruction series from start to finish.

The materials you’ll need to build this shelter are Rope – To secure the frame of your shelter together.Support Poles – These will serve as the skeleton of the shelter and bed frame,Large Tarp – To use as your roof.V-Shaped Branches – These will be used to raise your bed off the ground,Saw and Hatchet – For cutting the wood.

The steps mentioned in the video :

The first step to building your survivors shelter is to create the shelter itself. Start with a standing tree and use that as a support point for your shelter. Gather large support poles from fallen down trees to use as your frame for the shelter.

Rest two large support poles against the tree and secure them together using your rope. From there, begin adding cross support poles vertically and horizontally. When you are finished, you should be left with a rectangle that stands at a 45° angle from the ground to leaning against the tree.

You can also start by building the frame on the ground and looking it up to rest in against the tree at the end. Just make sure will be strong enough to do this if you are alone.


Once the frame of the shelter is complete, lay your tarp over it. If you don’t have a tarp, look for different types of debris that you can layer over top of it. Start with tree branches and pile on smaller debris to cover in all of the holes.

If you use the tarp, you may want to add debris on top of it to use as camouflage. The debris will also help keep heat in at night because it will make it more difficult for heat to escape through the top of it.

Next, it is time to build your bed. Start by finding V-shaped branches. You can usually find these types of branches on large tree limbs that have fallen off. Cut out four of these branches and push them into the ground. Take two large support poles and secure them on top of the V-shaped branches to create the frame of the raised bed. Next, begin laying smaller support branches perpendicular to the main support beams that you will lay on top of. Secure each beam with rope so that it does not move around when you lay on it.

These are the basics of creating your very own survival shelter. This is a great shelter to use when it gets cold at night. You can build a fire towards the opening of the shelter and the roof will reflect heat back towards you. It’s easy to build on your own and it is a great way to stay warm and off the ground when you sleep.

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This video shows the build of a river pump  that you can use to pump water from a nearby river or creek anywhere you want. It works by harnessing the flow of the river and creating air pressure to push the water further.It pushes water out from the river and up through your hose system, which you can direct where needed. To use a river pump, all you need is a nearby river or creek that has flowing water and a location that is deep enough to support your river pump. As long as you have that and the necessary supplies, you are good to go.


The materials you need for this project are River Or Creek – In order to use river pump, you need a nearby river or creek with flowing water,2”- 3” Reducer,3”- 4” Reducer,4” – 6” Reducer – These reducers will be used to connect the PVC tubing together,40’ of 3/8” tubing – Air pressure will build into the tubing, pushing the water out from the river,Hose Adapter – Use a swivel adapter to allow the fins to spin.

 

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This 3 part video series shows you how to safely build an Underground Survival Shelter from a 20ft shipping container.This is a great step-by-step example of how a 20 foot container can be buried, reinforced, and have utilities added to make a shelter that has everything you’d need in an emergency, and double as a cellar for food storage.Whether you’d like a cellar, prepper space, a ‘man cave’ or just an addition onto your home, shipping containers are quite a good start for above or below the ground shelters or rooms.

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This video shows the build of an Alaskan Style Chainsaw Mill from Junk Steel scraps lying around your garage. Compact, lightweight design bolts directly to the chainsaw’s bar without much drilling required.A chainsaw mill is a great tool to use to make long straight and highly accurate cuts. It works best on large slabs where you will be able to run the chainsaw mill across the entire block over and over. A chainsaw mill uses a guide board that will ensure that each cut the same width with every pass. They are small and easy to maneuver, which makes them a perfect portable large-scale cutting device. Below, we will show you how you can make your very own Alaskan style chainsaw mill.


The materials you need for building this are :Steel Scraps – You will use these to create the frame of the saw.Welder – To cut and weld in the steel frame together.A Square – To ensure that your frame is balanced with 90° angles.Metal Tubing – Will be used to change the elevation of the cut.Chainsaw – This will serve as the saw for the chainsaw mill.

 

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This video shows the build of a 2ltr/min HHO generator from start to finish.The HHO generator can turn water into gas by using electrolysis to separate water’s hydrogen and oxygen atoms.Hydrogen Generator Creates Hydroxy Gas which enters your car through the air intake. This hho gas mixes with your fuel/air mixture, which increases combustion and more efficient burning of the fuels.This provides better gas mileage as less gas is being wasted as well as increases power and lowers emissions.

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This Seven Part Video series step by step shows the build of a Homemade Gas Powered 79CC 3 Gear Motorized Bike using a roadmaster bicycle.The engine used here is 79CC harbor Frieght 4 Stroke Engine.The first part shows the components needed for the entire build.The second Video shows how I finish the jack shaft going to the rear wheel on my bike.The third Video shows a small test ride with the bike and also shows how to set up 2nd and 3rd gear as well as throttle and some other things.The 4th vid shows how i put the gas tank on the motorized bike.The rest of the videos shows the miscellaneous changes made to the rough build ,doing some little things here and there.The last Video shows a sample test ride

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This video series shows how to build a Induction motor generator from start to finish.Motors with start or run capacitors built in,will need the capacitors removed,they will not work with the generator.The motor i used in the video is a 1/4 horse power motor, 1 horsepower is the equivalent to 746 watts, so it puts out 1/4 of 746 watts or 186.5, give or take some, if it was a 2 horse motor it would put out aprox 1400 watts.

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This video shows the build of a simple Waste oil Burner to run on used Vegetable or motor oil.The burner is made from an old fire extinguisher bottle and some old exhaust pipe. The waste oil inlet was a bit of metal fuel line I hacked out of a scrap car body. The burner as shown is simply 2 holes cut in the bottle and the 2 pieces of exhaust cut and welded in.

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This Video series shows the build and the installation of a Rocket Heater Wood Stove which can used to efficiently and cheaply heat your home.This is build using an Old Water tank .

The principle behind this stove is that the smoke/heat take the path of least resistance which is up the larger diameter riser (taller portion of the J tube) and out the venting pipe. In doing so a vacuum is created which pulls air into the smaller lower opening of the J tube creating a high velocity airflow which supplies more oxygen to the fire thus creating much higher temperatures resulting in a very efficient burn of the wood which leaves minimal waste (unburnt wood) resulting in minimal amounts of ash leftover and a very clean burn.

The basic steps outlined in the video :

Lay the metal (of almost 1 foot duct) along your floor. Fasten a-ninety-degree nudge at all the ends for developing two tubes, facing upward.Connect another straight duct to your nudge or elbow, and it must be away from a tip. It is one of the chambers for combustion.

Put your metal pipe at the remaining space of the channel. However, there must be some space or gap space between the duct system and upward nudge. Let the elbow be attached with the installed duct system, and it must continue up to the vent.


Create a cob platform near combustion site, where the barrel may be positioned. Leave some gap in this cob so that air may flow into the exhaust channel from the top portion, while you have placed the barrel on your bigger pipe.Close the remaining part, and put the barrel at the mid-section of exposed duct. There is a need of small hole under your barrel so that the smoke may get to the tube.

Push the tube to your cob under it by making a seal. Support this seal using an extra cob, surrounding the lip of the barrel. Wrap up the rest of the dust system to the shape or height that you prefer. The radiator channel is intended for looping upward in order to develop more space for heating.

Install an exhaust top or lid, at the vented and open end for preventing the access of dust and rain to the tube. Place your wood to the fireplace. Ensure that there is no leakage in this system.

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In my mission to be more self sufficient on our urban homestead, I am always in search of ways to take advantage of what God has provided us with, free of charge. Today, that form of hand-out is solar heat.In consideration of heat for my garage, I toyed with several ideas… wood, kerosene, and propane were my first choices, and then I thought maybe I should experiment with solar thermal. I did some research on solar thermal heat and then added my own common sense thinking to come up with this new solar thermal heat collector. My total cost was about $120 bucks and a day and a half worth of work

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This video shows many things you can run using a Simple Two Battery (90-100w) DIY Power Generation System.A solar powered electricity generation system is a great way to power many of your basic household electronics while staying completely off the grid.It allows you to run anything from a fan to a clock radio without ever tapping into the electricity grid. By simply setting up solar panels and hooking them up to a battery system, you will be able to enjoy the energy that is harnessed right from the sun.



To put the system together, all you need is a solar panel, battery, charge controller and an inverter. As long as you have these four items, you have everything you need to do this project. To start, find a location for your solar panels. Pick a sunny location that is free from any obstructions. Try to match the angle of the solar panels with the angle of the sun so that it receives as much direct sunlight as possible.

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