Well I use the toe section of a pair of tights over the end of a water pipe going into my water butt!
It traps any debris coming down from the pipe i.e. keeps the water clean that goes into the water butt.
I really admire your lifestyle Rugged Dude - more (solar) power to you!
__________________ "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt" (Charles M. Shulz)
The only things I have of Mom's are an old orange pitcher that was used for water or Kool Aid from my earliest memories around 1950. It looks like this one:
I also have her old meat grinder that she always used when making hash from leftovers, or when making breadcrumbs from the loaf heels that were saved in a bag until there were enough to make a couple of quart jars full crumbs. I still have all of the parts, including the cutters for 3 different size grinds. Much like this one (only not rusty):
Ahhh...the Fiesta "Koolaid pitcher"!. The only colour of paint/glaze used that was radioactive was the orange!