Roger all that.TP is a luxury and a habit more than anything else. If you had to do without it, could not find any more, it’s buy TP or buy food kinda deal, then within a week you’d get used to using a squeeze bottle, wet washcloth (which can be easily washed in the laundry and reused) or some other solution. Not something we like to think about, but nevertheless true. I keep a few bales on hand to get through a nuisance situation like we had in 2020, but I don’t consider it a serious survival staple.
The red wheat is a great idea, however.
What, you didn't hear about the great sponge shortage of 56 BC?yeah, the romans did just fine with a sponge on a stick and water to clean their butt.........and there was no panic buying then. meanwhile over half of the world population uses their hand and some water to clean their butt, and you call yourself "survivalist" where you have to hoard toilet paper in order to survive some "end of world scenario"
plonker ---- No I haven't heard of the term "bubble pump" but I know the principal very well. That would be a good idea for lifting a column of water if the depth isn't too much. I do have an electric compressor that could be used instead of a bicycle pump and could be run using a generator. In emergency situations that is a good idea.Big Coulee.
Have you ever heard of a "bubble pump"?
They're neat but a bit uncommon.
Basically you run small-bore pipe down inside a larger pipe.
At the top is basically a bicycle pump.
What you do is pump high pressure air down through the small bore pipe to the bottom of the full-bore pipe till fluid exits at first & wait a few seconds then pump again, one stroke at a time.
If you have a check valve at the surface you don't need the initial pressurization.
The "pulsed" bubbles exit under pressure matching the head pressure & expand as they rise, lifting the water column with them. You can aslo use an air compressor using short "puffs" if you have one.
The advantage is the pause between pumps so the operator can pump longer, because its less tiring & the mechanics are all at the surface.
Its also depth independent up to the level of the air pumps pressure ability.