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Long Jar

Connect two jars together with a tiny diameter but very long hose.
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People carry water in jars on their heads. If you search Google images for "carry water" most of the images show someone carrying a jar of water on their head.

The walks look long and time consuming.

If you could pour water in one jar, and then walk a 1/4 mile a pick up the same water from a 2nd jar, it just seems it would save someone a lot of effort.

Tiny pipes get plugged easily, so some sort of filter in the first jar is unavoidable. But if the filter keeps mud and insects out of your morning coffee, that is like a good thing.

Of course, if any animal or plant figures out there is water in those tiny tubes, it will screw up the whole deal.

Could work by gravity, siphon, or pressure depending on where the water source and destination are.

popbottle, Aug 01 2016

carry water https://www.google....earch?q=carry+water
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       If you're running pipes you may as well use big ones and run them all the way.
Voice, Aug 01 2016
  

       Yes   

       Could do the same thing with solid goods, using a trolley on rails.
pocmloc, Aug 01 2016
  

       This is a wider question of individual versus communal resourcing. I'm thinking, to be worth it, this system has to be greater than an individual because of the investment in pots and tubing.
wjt, Aug 02 2016
  

       Ah, a wanderjahr.   

       Alternatively this was going to be sequel to the Pratchett/wossername co-written The Long Mars.
not_morrison_rm, Aug 02 2016
  

       What would be even more awesome is if one of those jars was really big, and really high, and the other jar was fixed inside your hut somehow.
RayfordSteele, Aug 02 2016
  

       Seeing as it's two jars, does Jar Jar Binks get some royalties?
not_morrison_rm, Aug 02 2016
  

       ya ya ha ha   

       "Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water."   

       Doesn't sound like this enlightenment stuff does you a whole lot of good.
popbottle, Aug 03 2016
  

       At least the jar is lighter now.
RayfordSteele, Aug 03 2016
  
      
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