This morning we got 3 hours of pouring rain. Then this afternoon we got hit with close to an inch in less than 30 minutes, and it totally filled the swales and overflowed them all. To drive home how passive this water system is, this video was shot only 5 minutes after the storm stopped.
The other storm I mentioned did hit us as well, and we got another 30 minutes of hard rain about 30 minutes after this video, everything continued to perform perfectly.
Jack Spirko also hosts The Survival Podcast, which is, a daily online audio show about self-sufficiency and self-reliance in the modern world. He conceived and created this podcast because he had come to the realization that the human condition and the United States economy was extremely fragile. Jack Spirko now runs this show full-time and records it each morning in his home office.
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