If I wanted a generator, then I would have bought one already. Generators run out of gas. If there was any problems long term with no electricity, we would have a well and yet no water. It baffles me that we live in a society that we would just curl up and die if we didn't have fossil fuels or electricity.
So I want a manual way in which to pump the water. I don't care if I am only able to fill a pot. I would be able to fill a pot WITHOUT ANY POWER. And I am completely happy with that!
With that said, if it is not practical to fill the pressure tank with water and it is more practical to simply have a hand pump with water coming straight out of it which I can fill a pot with water, then I want to know how I can do that. I don't want to have to store water in anticipation of a power outage. I have a well. Why not use it manually? Plus, generators are about triple or quadruple the price here in Canada compared to the US.