Originally Posted by Andy Backus
Someone must have done this and have the answers for me.
For archery elk camp this year we'll be camping out of our trucks at 12,000' right next to a stream.
I think it would be handy to have a hose running from the stream to camp - say 50' or so down hill. I'll put a shut off valve at the bottom end.
A) Will this work?
B) What should I do with the end of the hose in the stream?
C) Any trick to priming it?
I would get a plastic 55 gallon drum, a gas powered pump with a suction hose and screen, and
enough hose to reach your camp.
For transport place everything in the barrel (Except the gas can) and when you get your camp
set up set the plastic drum up in an elevated position. Install a valve and shower head or hose
Set the pump down near the stream with the suction hose and screen in a deeper location of
Run the 50+feet hose up and into the drum and use the gas pump to fill the drum when needed.
This way the pump would not have any trouble losing prime and only runs when you need to
fill the drum.
55 gallons is good for about10 to 15 showers or a lot of dish washing/and cleaning up.
The small pumps used by contractors to pump out excavations will do fine and don't use
a lot of gas.
Just a suggestion.
J E CUSTOM