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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 […]

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New Well Bucket Slips Past Pitless Adapter, Inside 4″ Casing

We get many calls here for a well bucket that will slip inside a 4-inch casing with a pitless adapter or inside a 3-inch casing or liner. We have designed such a bucket, made with our same high-quality parts and handy thumb-lever release. The Super-Slim WaterBoy well bucket measures 46 inches in […]


Busy WaterBuck Weekend at the Mother Earth News Fair

Darren and Reba are having an exciting time at the Topeka Mother Earth News Fair weekend, which goes on until 5 p.m. today, by the way. Stop by if you’re in the neighborhood, or Kansas, or the Midwest. The Fair is being held at the Kansas Expocentre in downtown Topeka. They […]

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Why Have A Well Bucket?

As if the threats of war, terrorism, economic collapse, natural and man-made catastrophes, plagues, solar flares and EMPs are not enough to consider, we now have a decline in fresh water — another critical thing to prepare for. As the national news continually warns us, water tables are dropping in many parts […]


Get well water the old-fashioned way without electricity 1

If you have a water well and the power goes out for an extended period, you still can get to your water the old-fashioned way – simply and inexpensively – with a well bucket. Long before the age of electricity, people fetched water by hand with a simple rope and […]


Exciting News about Inventors in Today’s Mail

The winter edition of Missouri Farm Bureau’s “Show Me” magazine arrived today and includes three Missouri inventors on pages 8-10 describing how they built the tools they needed when they couldn’t find them commercially. “Many great ideas for gadgets and gizmos have become a reality because a farmer saw a […]

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Something New at the Watering Hole

Ever since we began making well buckets in 2011, people have asked us where to buy a windlass to use with a bucket. Darren researched and pondered this a long time, finally concluding no practical windlasses exist for torpedo well buckets in drilled wells. Years ago, people used a simple […]


‘American Blackout’ Reveals Chronic Energy Addiction

Watching National Geographic’s “American Blackout” movie last night, it appears we are a bunch of numbskulls who can’t even open a can of peaches without electricity. We haven’t had television for years, but were able to watch the movie on YouTube. It made for a pleasant evening as I brought […]

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Something New Under the Sun

This week, strange noises came from the shop – hammering, drilling and sawing – that I haven’t heard around here for quite some time. Even more mysterious, Darren was grinning like a cat digging through boxes we hadn’t unpacked since moving more than 3 years ago. A few days ago, […]