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This is a discussion on Help, please. within the New Member Introductions forums, part of the Introduction and Welcome category; 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 ...
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.
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
reflectors aim the sun at it.
Last edited by bigwheel; 09-19-2020 at 07:44 PM.
fire is how they did it in the past......
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And up to this very day, it's still the most practical way of doing it.
"fire is how they did it in the past..."
@Back Pack Hack
, you are much too kind
Originally Posted by Back Pack Hack
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.