Travis, I am so sorry for your, and their loss. Life is a precious, fleeting thing.
Travis Johnson wrote:
I know about that ship and the song as well.
I often show a picture of me holding up a HUGE lobster on here, but what people do not know is, on that trip, several hundred miles away, 4 of my friends were fishing when their scallop net hit ledge on the bottom, and ripped their boat apart. All four of my friends died. Only the EPIRB was found...
Travis Johnson wrote:If it was me, I would use some lumber and make a frame to hold a bigger container, say a 2-1/2 gallon bottle of water with a bigger spout. I would have the frame pivot on its own axis, but have it returned to the upright position via springs. This would put the water dumping in the same spot every time and not bouncing around on a rope that changes from the different weights of the jug depending how much water is in it.
Down below I would put a funnel with a catch jug so that the water is not just wasted on the ground, but rather used to water plants, or other uses beyond personal hygiene.
Obviously I do not know what you have for resources, but I could build this all with scrap lumber and jugs I have kicking around, and not have to spend a penny on it. Time wide, I could have it built in a day as well, so it is not a big project. In the end your Tippy-Tap would save even more amounts of water because it is not splashing on your feet, or in the woods.
Phil Stevens wrote:You could use a pulley secured below the jug which allows the pedal to be placed out of harm's way.
Jan White wrote:Looking at other tippy tap examples online, it seems like playing around with the length of the rope and placement of the stick will keep water from pouring directly on your feet. If it's just splashing, maybe putting the recommended gravel underneath would help.