My husband and I have finally bought our little spot in the country. It's not much, but it is enough for us to get our feet wet and learn the basics of homesteading, 2.5 acres. After reading through the long term survival thread I became very paranoid, once again, and I am now thinking about our water. Please forgive my ignorance about wells, but I need a few questions answered. I am under the impression that wells will not pump water if there is no electricity, is this correct...... If I have a manuel pump handle type set up installed will this work if we lose electricity, how much will having one of these put in cost me..... We don't have any creeks or streams running through our property, so I really need to get this all figured out. If electricity goes out and civilization shuts down for an undetermined amount of time, will I need to do anything filtration wise to water coming out of the well, or will I need to boil it.... I know that these questions are probably absolutely ridiculous to most of you, but I am really trying to learn. Thanks for your help.