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But they’re looking for really good water, as well as the bigger fees that come with those deep wells.There are ways that you can put in 20- to 100-foot wells yourself, without paying a fortune.Water Of these, finding water is the hardest, which is why I listed it as a deal-breaker on any land you explore.But if you can get enough water on your land to survive, then you can do the rest.Part of the reason you can use a scaled-down septic system is that you can reuse your grey water.Every drop of water you use for washing clothes, dishes and bodies can be reused, either for washing something else, or for watering your garden. I’ve watered my garden for years with grey water and it hasn’t hurt the plants a bit.And trying to do that, with what you can carry in your bug-out bag, is a recipe for disaster.

If you talk to a well driller, they’ll tell you it’s hundreds of feet down.If you want to do a little better, you can create a two-tank septic system out of 55-gallon drums and a leech field for it out of plastic pipe and some gravel.That would merely be a scaled-down version of what is used for a home.Compared to what a cabin in the woods costs, that’s cheap.There are two basic things you need in order to create a bug-out retreat: land and a shelter. But it is still possible to buy land cheap, if you aren’t picky about what you buy.

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