Sewing and Quilting the Old Way with Glad Rags 2

Ripping apart old clothing and other rags to remake into useful items takes more time than purchasing new fabric, but the rewards – reducing landfill overload, reviving an old-fashioned skill, conserving a treasured memento and saving money – are worth the extra trouble. My mother never visited a fabric store […]

Testing the Solar Pump Jack

We are adding another unique machine to our self-reliance products, a solar pump jack. It is still undergoing testing and we are very excited about it’s performance. We will be offering it soon with a WaterBuck Pump. See our short video of the solar pump jack in operation below. Look, no hands! […]

Solar Powered WaterBuck Pump

Solar Powered WaterBuck Pump

Some customers asked us to make the pump an even better backup water supply system.  “Add a solar powered option with the WaterBuck Pump,” they said.  So we did, we put a motor on it. We are now testing the first solar powered pump jack for the WaterBuck. Stay tuned […]

DIY Sand Point Water Well in a Day 1

For anyone lucky enough to have a shallow water table without bedrock, a do-it-yourself driven well saves thousands of dollars compared to drilling a bored well. Under ideal conditions, a well can be driven in a few hours and fitted with a pitcher pump, creating an uncomplicated, inexpensive backup or […]

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Great Garden Starts with Healthy Heirloom Plants

An enlightening chat with my local plant supplier taught me yet another discouraging fact about seedlings sold by large commercial nurseries. Many are treated with neonicotinoids to kill insects, hormones to retard plant growth and yet more poisons to prevent disease. Then, the plants are doused in chemical fertilizers to […]

FREE SolarBuck Cart Plans with a WaterBoy Well Bucket Purchase

FREE SolarBuck Cart Plans with a WaterBoy Well Bucket Purchase We encourage everyone with a drilled well to have a Waterboy Windlass and Well Bucket on hand for emergencies, even if they have solar power, wind generators or other alternative energy systems for retrieving water. Storms or other disasters can […]

Using a WaterBoy Well Bucket

Is a Solar Pump a Better Option than the WaterBuck Pump?

If, in general, you want to go off-grid to reduce your carbon footprint and electric bill, and don’t want to pump your water by hand or can’t, then a solar pump system is your best option. However, if you’re going off-grid to be prepared because of the uncertain days we […]

Hand Pumps and WaterBuck in Capper’s Farmer

Well WaterBoy Products and the WaterBuck Pump are in the Summer 2015 issue of Capper’s Farmer magazine that hit newsstands today. It’s an honor to be featured in a publication that for more than 100 years has been giving practical advice for the homestead life. Besides the DIY plans for garden […]

WaterBuck Pump in Cappers article

WaterBuck hand water pump capacity chart

WaterBuck Pump Performance Chart

Peak gallons per minute (GPM) provided in this table are approximate based on actual field tests of the WaterBuck Pump operated by one fit man completing 27 cycles at maximum static depth of each cylinder. Two operators increase GPM and one operator yields more cycles per minute at lesser static […]