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Indian Back Pumps a Simple Solution for Fire Suppression

Fires are and always will be a danger, whether wildland or structure fires.  When you cannot depend on the fire department what do can you do?  One possible solution is the Indian Back Pump.  This is a simple five-gallon pack that fits on your back.  It has a short hose and a pump that will put out a decent stream of water for 20 feet or so.  They come in several configurations, with either metal (galvanizes or stainless steel) or vinyl backpacks.  They all hold 5 gallons of water.

They are easy to fill with a tap, hose or stream through the 2 to 4 inch opening at the top.  …

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