the way things are going these days, its getting so good clean water is a luxury
and its just gonna get worse. so i put my brain to work on a simple solution.
i came up with the idea a while ago, took me a while to figure out the cheapest and easiest way to make one so that anybody could do it.
i wanted something simple, easy to tote along, something you didnt need a shop to make
also would like it so its easy to fill and get the water out of. and easy to clean up after you use it.
then too id like something i could hang from a branch or a yardarm
something that wont spill easy and recontaminate the clean water
first idea was a pair of 2 liter pepsi bottles and a soup can, it works.. kinda.. but its too light and flimsy, blows around even filled.
also takes a few tools you wont have handy in your pocket… not good in SHTF
so back to the think tank i went…
i was looking at an old glass mayonaise jar, those ones with the largemouth opening
relic from when i was a kid, im not sure if they make them any more, but i have a few.
and i got to thinking…what if you took 2 of these, glued the lids together, top to top,
drilled or melted drainholes thru them
screwed the bottom jar into its lid
set an empty beer, soda or soup can in the center of the upper lid
(the one thats opening is facing up)
fill the can with any water you can find
and then carefully screwed the top jar into its lid
you set it someplace out in the sun and let the sunshine do the rest
water evaporates from can
condenses on inside of upper jar
runs down sides and thru holes in lids
collects in bottom jar
when can is empty, you remove top jar and refill can
or you can remove bottom jar and have a drink
by adding a mesh bag or some type of macrane hanger, you can hang this
setup anywhere the sunshines. then its out of the way and safe
as it makes you a steady supply of clean, distilled drinking water
this distills the water so you can put just about anywater in and it comes
out drinkable, you could piss in it if thats all you got…
mine is sitting out on my porch right now, waiting to see how fast it will work
let me know how yours turn out
i used the old widemouth glass jars cuz i had them
have fun :)
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