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Old 03-06-2013, 07:58 AM   #1
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Solar Water Still

For the serious boondocker who wants safe drinking water --

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A watercone can be placed on top of unsafe water (saltwater, muddy stream, contaminated water, etc.) and the sun will distill 1 - 1.5 liters of safe drinking water in 24 hours. $55 or less
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Oops, I got an email stating the Watercone is available for pre-ordering. Contact
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I achieve potable water with a series of water filter. For emergence use you can do the same thing with a sheet of plastic.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:52 PM   #4
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I achieve potable water with a series of water filter. For emergence use you can do the same thing with a sheet of plastic.
Please describe your method for distilling water with a sheet of plastic.

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The condensation thru the plastic is clean water. There has to be a difference in water temp and air temp, or you have to have sunshine for this to work.
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Watercone has been back out of production for over a year. Glad to see it's back in production. I plan to buy two units a month till I have 10 units.

In serious boondocking, you could use old waterfilters to filter grey water, and the watercone to do the rest.
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The survival method I learned was to dig a hole and place a cup in the bottom center. Place plastic over the hole, anchored around the edges. Place pebble in center, so the plastic sags down to a point over the cup and wait for the sun to shine. Moisture in soil condenses on plastic and drips down into the cup. As much as a quart of water per day, according to temp, soil conditions, etc.

Looks like the Water cone is an upside-down version of the solar still I learned to make.
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Distilled water is fine to drink in emergency conditions, but not really good for a steady source.

The body requires SOME dissolved solids obtained through drinking water.

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The survival method I learned was to dig a hole and place a cup in the bottom center. Place plastic over the hole, anchored around the edges. Place pebble in center, so the plastic sags down to a point over the cup and wait for the sun to shine. Moisture in soil condenses on plastic and drips down into the cup. As much as a quart of water per day, according to temp, soil conditions, etc.

Looks like the Water cone is an upside-down version of the solar still I learned to make.
This was the way we learned to do it in survival school. If you're in the desert, collect all your waste water and pour it around the edges of your "still". Water will be absorbed into the sand and get distilled into drinkable water.
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Emergency water still

I remember seeing this and they suggested that you place a tube in the collection cup and run it to the top so you could drink water without having to disturb your still. There are graphics and instructions on this website.

https://www.google.com/search?q=surv...eVh3DSuEq1M%3A
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You can add minerals to distilled water if you plan to drink it long term

Amazon.com: Liqumins ConcenTrace Trace Mineral Drops, Low Sodium, 8-Ounce Bottle: Health & Personal Care
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