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Gathering water at -38C
« on: February 20, 2019, 03:01:58 pm »
Oh the joys of hauling water in the winter.  Good to see this nice cold conditions and my water hole freezing solid every day! I guess this is better than melting snow, but 15 gallons a day does suck.  Enjoy and happy Wednesday.

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Re: Gathering water at -38C
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2019, 05:00:26 pm »

A funnel ?  Time to use some of your bush craft skills and make one from a piece of birch bark, it may last a season or two or the rest of your life.

The same way you'd make a moose call.

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Re: Gathering water at -38C
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2019, 01:50:30 pm »

A funnel ?  Time to use some of your bush craft skills and make one from a piece of birch bark, it may last a season or two or the rest of your life.

The same way you'd make a moose call.

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Or cut a "tub" in the ice before drilling the hole so when the water comes up it fill the larger tub and you just ave to sink the jug in it to fill up... cover with branches and snow to prevent the hole from freezing and you are good for the winter....

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Re: Gathering water at -38C
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2019, 05:26:12 pm »
If you were really doing it the traditional way you'd be using a chisel  ;)

Look up wintering watering systems for cattle. We fund these solar systems in south east manitoba so that farmers can fence off their ponds to stop the cattle walking out on the ice. They work all winter despite temps below -30. Or even look up nose pumps. The cows learn how to push a pump lever with their noses to draw up water from below the ice.
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Re: Gathering water at -38C
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2019, 08:28:37 pm »

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 Or cut a "tub" in the ice before drilling the hole so when the water comes up it fill the larger tub and you just ave to sink the jug in it to fill up... cover with branches and snow to prevent the hole from freezing and you are good for the winter....
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That's how we do it at our cabin. We "cheat", using a chainsaw and gas-powered auger. Eight five gallon pails fills our 40-gallon water tank, then we only have to do this chore about every ten days.

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Re: Gathering water at -38C
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2019, 04:54:38 am »
Great video