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    Help, please.

    I'm not a new prepper. I need to find out how to distill water without electricity. I have a counter top distiller. I need to know ho how to distill water when there is no electricity. Please help.

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    Never bothered to keep the plans but. the basic design was to modify a "heated by fire pressure cooker"
    by attaching a copper tube to the pressure cooker. It was accomplised by drilling a hose for a copper
    bulkhead fitting and then use a compression fitting from the bulkhead to the copper. I don't recall the
    recommend length of the tubing, but I'd start at 12 feet. You can always add more if required. Down
    here in AZ, I plan to make the conversion and paint it flat black and set it in the sun with aluminum foil
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    Solar should work. Saw plans to build one out of a sliding glass door. Looked plausible.
    http://diy-alternative-energy.com/bu...ter-distiller/https://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/...l-ze0z1209zsch
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    fire is how they did it in the past......
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    "fire is how they did it in the past..."
    And up to this very day, it's still the most practical way of doing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onecowherd View Post
    I'm not a new prepper. I need to find out how to distill water without electricity. I have a counter top distiller. I need to know ho how to distill water when there is no electricity. Please help.
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    Much depends on how much water you need, and how fast.

    Likewise, does the water have to be distilled, or simply purified (made safe to drink)?

    Distillation with fire will go through a lot of wood (pr other fuel) very quickly. Solar distillation needs only sunlight.

    Distillation gets rid of contaminants such as the salt in seawater, plus whatever crud is in the water such as algae, bacteria, silt, etc.

    Filtering fresh water such as rain, pond, lake, swamp and river gets the crud out, and running the filtered water through a second filter of charcoal gets the skunky odors out, too.

    You can make your own 3-layer sand survival filter or buy a ceramic filter such as the one at Ceramic Water Filter Kits For Your DIY Bucket Water Filter.

    In an emergency situation, you should probably have something simple, reliable, and not labor-intensive.
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