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DIY Water Distiller – PDF

The American Red Cross produced this well-done PDF, “Food and Water in an Emergency.” It is a “mini-manual” on how to prepare a household for an emergency and can be downloaded for free. This download is a recommended addition to your Family Preparedness Household Notebook.

The section on Emergency Water Supplies provided this interesting description of an improvised method of distilling water. I may just have to try it!

Distillation involves boiling water and then collecting the vapor that condenses back to water. The condensed vapor will not include salt or most other impurities. To distill, fill a pot halfway with water. Tie a cup to the handle on the pot’s lid so that the cup will hang right- side-up when the lid is upside down (make sure the cup is not dan-gling into the water), and boil the water for 20 minutes. The water that drips from the lid into the cup is distilled. (See illustration.)

American Red Cross, Food and Water in an Emergency, Page 12

American Red Cross, Food and Water in an Emergency, Page 12

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