“The art and trade of well digging has almost been forgotten by modern people.
This is an unfortunate loss, because wells have historically been the center point for so many farms and towns, especially in the drier parts of the world. While it is neither safe nor practical to suggest that novices in an emergency could dig their own well to find water, it does make sense to use a version of the classic well.
If we have a fresh water source that is muddy, stagnant or otherwise afflicted, we can dig a “Gypsy Well” to help clarify that surface water.
This water filtration technique does not filter out contaminants, but it can filter larger particles from the water which makes most water disinfection techniques work better. This rough form of filtration of the water will make it look better and taste better…”
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