Letter from the President of Bison Pumps

  • On March 31, 2017

Reflections From Dave

I would like to ask for a moment of your time, if I may. First of all, to all of you who own a Bison Hand Water Pump, thank-you. We appreciate your business and trust that your quality Bison Hand Pump will provide you with a lifetime of continued dependable service. Now I would like to share with you some of my most recent thoughts and concerns to both Bison owners and hopefully future Bison Hand Water Pump owners.

I just stepped into a new decade of life, that’s right, I turned 60 years old this month. Of course I don’t look it or feel it..HA!..but that’s beside the point. I am very happy about this and thank God for allowing me to continue on my life journey, where ever it takes me. But as I get older, (thought I’d never say that), I become more concerned and aware of my surroundings and the world around me. I started this business as a result of a weather event often referred to as the “Ice storms of ’98”. Some folks lost their electricity for weeks, in the middle of a Maine winter. I know that a lot of you have lived through much worse in the hands of Mother nature and continue to as I follow the daily weather across our country and afar. Most of us have experienced power outages of varying degrees of severity and know how inconvenient they can be, especially when losing access to your water supply. After all, the human body does need water to sustain life. No big secret.

The best thing we can all do for ourselves and our families is to prepare, to be self sustainable and as self-sufficient as possible. I know I am preaching to the choir to a lot of you, but a lot of us are finally understanding what this group of people have been talking about for forty years or more. That is, those folks who live a self-reliant life style. Now, you don’t have to live off the grid to practice self-sustainability, although that is one lifestyle choice that many make. The important thing is to “Be prepared”. For what you might ask? For anything!! Our weather events are more severe and sometimes more unpredictable than they used to be which results in finding ourselves without the use of every day modern conveniences, such as food, electricity, heat and most importantly. “WATER”.

In our family, we are finding ourselves thinking about storing more food for the unpredictable event, whatever that might be. My message to all of you is we should not take anything for granted. I would ask us all to think about preparing for the unknown. I’m not a political person nor do I have a crystal ball, but I just think it makes good sense to be prepared. The level of preparedness is left to the individual, but at the very least it should include safe shelter, a supply of food, and access to fresh drinking water. These are not complicated things to provide ourselves with, but it is important to plan so we don’t get caught unprepared. This is not earth shattering information, but the obvious is sometimes overlooked.

Bison Pumps has been very fortunate to have helped thousands of people who found themselves without electricity. Fortunately they owned a Bison Pump and were able to access their water supply without the complexity of a gasoline generator, but rather with the convenient use of a Bison Hand Water Pump. It only makes sense. I hope those of you who have taken the time to read this letter will give some serious thought to the idea of preparing yourself and your families for the unknown life event that may come our way. It really is a good sense of security. If we at Bison Hand Water Pumps can help you with planning for your water needs in the event of a lifestyle interruption, we would be honored to do so.




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