Driving a hand pump well at a remote off grid Wilderness Camp

Jun 23, 2020

In this video, Brooke and I drive a well at our remote off grid camp in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with the help of our good friend Scott. Its amazing to be able to get drinking water right out of the ground, on your own property.
Living off grid is a simple and quiet way to live but it does require a few systems to be in place in order to feel comfortable and have your needs met. An outhouse is top priority, and I would say a well comes in a close second. Having a way to get water for showers, the garden, your pets and of course to drink…..thats an amazing and wonderful thing.
I hope you enjoy seeing to process of digging a pilot hole, driving the well pipe, putting on the pump, and ultimately pumping your own water out of the ground. Enjoy!
Dave Whipple

2 thoughts on “Driving a hand pump well at a remote off grid Wilderness Camp

  1. Northern Michigan is beautiful, huge salmon, great hunting, have talked to others who have lived up there, ive been there alot, never fished or hunted up there but just know the salmon are huge, plenty of game.

    1. and this project was easy with the sandy soil there
      I’m going to have to wait for Spring….I may be able to do this in my back yard…away from prying eyes as I’m fenced in

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