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Need Water?
« on: August 30, 2021, 01:59:07 AM »
Dwell: There was an Old Lady who Lived Beneath a Walker ..

There is a knack to repurposing ruined wartime walker wrecks. The best 'donor' walkers - such as the one illustrated here - date back to the time when gangs and militias still thought there were things worth fighting over. Most of these 'final-days' machines ran out of energy or simply broke down. Those are the machines sought after by builders (walkers which suffered catastrophic battle damage can be quite time-consuming to repair for purposes of habitation).

Smaller, bipedal walkers - especially ones with well-corroded joints - make surprisingly stable frameworks for construction. In this case, the home-builder has used the walker's legs to create structural rigidity while the drive section provides a modicum of overhead protection from the elements. The addition of a tarpaulin adds further weather-proofing while creating a useful rooftop storage space - being both covered and secure.

This walker's boxy turret was repurposed as a cistern. And, with the return of the rains, once-adequate water has turned into plenty. The mistress of the house has taken the opportunity to begin a barter business. With her shingle out, she has now become known as 'The Water Lady'. The former turret roof hatches have been replaced by a tarp-lined funnel to catch falling 'sky water'. The overflowing cistern now feeds a network of repurposed IBC totes, barrels, and other water-gathering receptacles. Most of the old woman's customers bring their own jugs or water-bags for refilling.

Business is the water-trade is brisk! The old women rarely has to hunt for bunnies or chop her own firewood anymore. Of course, no-one can survive on barter alone. 'The Water Lady' also supplements her bartered fare with kitchen greens grown in vertical, pallet-based herb boxes and plastic-bucket planters. She is also in the process of building a new chicken run out back (this is a third attempt at raising chooks but outwitting the coyotes has become a game for her). Fresh eggs would be a nice treat but, most days, the old woman's pot is full. Life is good!
« Last Edit: August 30, 2021, 02:02:09 AM by apophenia »
You better stock up on water, canned goods off the shelves
And loot some for the old folks who can't loot for themselves
The doorbell's ringing, could be the elves
But it's probably the werewolf, it's quarter to twelve
And when it's midnight, ... the wolf bites

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Re: Need Water?
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2021, 02:11:40 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Need Water?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2021, 03:47:35 AM »
Beautifully bonkers, love it  :smiley: :smiley:

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Re: Need Water?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2021, 06:06:49 AM »
Nice work  :smiley:

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Re: Need Water?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2021, 06:18:57 AM »
Totes cra cra as the young folks say.
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Re: Need Water?
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2021, 03:30:13 PM »
Clarkson's Farm! ;D
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Re: Need Water?
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2021, 01:39:53 AM »
You better stock up on water, canned goods off the shelves
And loot some for the old folks who can't loot for themselves
The doorbell's ringing, could be the elves
But it's probably the werewolf, it's quarter to twelve
And when it's midnight, ... the wolf bites

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Re: Need Water?
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Re: Need Water?
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2021, 08:25:00 AM »
Do you have any more pics of this?

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Re: Need Water?
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2021, 04:55:48 AM »
Do you have any more pics of this?

No ... I just did the one.
You better stock up on water, canned goods off the shelves
And loot some for the old folks who can't loot for themselves
The doorbell's ringing, could be the elves
But it's probably the werewolf, it's quarter to twelve
And when it's midnight, ... the wolf bites