Down here near Galveston the water table is fairly close. Six hours north outside of Dallas I believe it is a little higher. Our land up there is in the county so wells and septic tanks are the norm. I never plan on living there but I have thought about the place as a bug-out location as it is pretty much the target (Dallas area) of those evacuating down here, Naturally my first thought is to clear a good part of it and go ahead and do a well and possible modern septic tank, as well as build a small cabin. I would however be concerned with how I could secure the place while we are gone since we really dont get up there much anyway.

Thanks for your response. The simple hand pump is a great idea.

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