Purify Drinking Water in Emergencies

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  1. Legion489

    Legion489 Shining the Light of Truth

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  2. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    He basically says boiling water is the best way and the way to go. I guess it is the simplest method and doesn't require a $100 filter or whatever. Back in the day, people didn't have life straws and such, so I guess boiling was the way they kept their water semi-safe.
     
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  3. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    If your boiling, it's a good idea to filter with something any way. Charcoal would be my choice.(and may be a coffee filter. )
     
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  4. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Boiling will kill pathogens. It may or may not help with inorganic toxics. It will do nothing for suspended solids, so filtering will be desirable if the idea of mud in your stomach turns you off. Charcoal may or may not remove toxics, that will depend entirely on the material. Now, if you condense the boiling vapors and aerate the condensate, you will have no problems other than fuel to do the boiling.
     
  5. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd Site Supporter+

    One still for my friends, the other for my horses. :D
     
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  6. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    WiskeyWiskey for my men, beer for my horses....;)
     
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  7. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I'm tinkering with a solar still using a large fresnel lens .
    this one doesn't give the focal sharpness I want , but Im not giving up.
     
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  8. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    IMG_20150613_123323356. IMG_20150613_123316544_HDR. IMG_20150614_143646929_HDR. it does not need to be a truly fine point. This is a 3X4 linear fresnel lens (meaning it focuses down to a short line, not a point). If you read the gauge, it is almost hot enough to melt lead, (which was my aim.) I'm over 500° and that is far above what is needed to boil water.
     
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  9. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I like your set up and I'll give it another try. thanks .
     
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