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#1 Il19z8rn4li1

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 12:53 PM

Something that I have been VERY passionate about for my entire organism growing life is good ol H2O, WATER.

I collect 100% of my water needs from rain water.  City water tastes like shit. 

 

 

Ever since I started growing veggies, then gourmet mushrooms, then fish, water has been the #1 commodity of my

passions.  With the newly added fish regime, the importance of water seems to have at least become 3 fold. 

 

So just wanted to share these 2 videos that are just perfect together.

 

(BTW, im building the solar distiller this season,

1- it just makes sense to..

2- I found that using distilled water in atomizers doesnt leave a white film on surfaces. )

 

 

 

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#2 Heirloom Spores

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 01:10 PM

Water is sacred. I have been in love with good water since I was a kid.
 I want a solar water distiller too!



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Posted 22 March 2016 - 02:22 PM

The first video talks about a urine fast, I have heard of Yogis that drink their urine but I am not seeking any Yogic superpowers, so I will decline, and stick with pure water.

how about posting some plans that everyone can use.


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#4 Juthro

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:24 PM

Access to, or the ability to make fresh potable water is a basic need that is overlooked by many. In an emergency situation it is a primary need, right behind safe shelter.

I like the idea of the solar unit, but for some folks it's not practical, and some other power source has to be used.

As far as city water goes, I have to say that depends on the city. I have lived in some communities in the Cascades that had wonderful municipal water. And I also have had some god awful, mineral heavy, sulfur smelling, turn anything that comes within 6 inch's of it of orange, well water.

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 05:03 PM

out of likes Jethro . I can understand in the North solar water distillation is not practical but distilling with a wood fire might be or
their is reverse osmosis for others . While I use reverse osmosis I could use a solar unit for fun and daily use.

I would be interested in survival  sources whether solar units scavaneged together or taken from a hole or pond/ stream, in emergency.

My city water has 11 pico curies of Radium pe liter 2 more points and its illegal. We have natural uranium and Radium and Radon gas. My city water got a EPA waiver so they don't plublish Uranium amounts in our water, plus nitrates and ? I have found nematodes in my first RO water filter unit part of the 4 stage RO units.  I will find and publish a report though its available online. When I open my no# 1 RO filter I will post pics of the nematodes/worms. They come from eggs that hatch out.


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#6 Alder Logs

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 05:23 PM

Wood energy is solar energy.   Trees are solar collectors with a storage capability.


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#7 Heirloom Spores

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 05:37 PM

Alder thanks for correcting me ,  wood is stored solar energy. I respect the instruction of my elders.

Edit - a wood fired still might look suspicious to some, still I am interested.


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#8 Il19z8rn4li1

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 05:49 PM

I got a question for the northerners.

 

 

can the weather really be SO COLD that on a sunny day a BLACK BOTTOMED BOX that is COVERED WITH GLASS,

doesnt head up inside???

 

For some reason, I find that hard to believe.  BUT that is why im asking lol  

 

now, i can understand that if its like -20 outside and SUNNY, that maybe youll have some freezing problems... but

I dont know... i feel an insulated bottom and sides box with Glass covering it will surely heat up from the solar

radiation.

 

 

Just inquiring because im interested and ignorant to the weathers of the north. 

 

I only get -20 soemtimes in the winters here.   Not a YEARLY thing.


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 07:06 PM

It's not just the temperatures my friend, the amount of daylight hours during the winter drops off quite a bit more then what what you get in the lower 48.

And I'm not saying the unit isn't nice, or that it wouldn't work well for most people. I'm just trying to say, many people would need additional means to make enough clean water to cover all their needs. At least for large portions of the year.
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Posted 22 March 2016 - 07:23 PM

Air wells are really cool apparatuses. 

 

http://www.permies.c...cting-water-air


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#11 Alder Logs

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 07:25 PM

I was not trying to make a correction, HS, just a comment from my old tree worshiper identity. 


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 09:25 PM

That air well is pretty amazing, it truly is.

But I don't see it working when your daily high temps are staying below zero for extended periods of time. It is a damn cool design though.

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 01:10 PM

plans for a solar distiller courtesy of Mother Earth news.

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 12:59 PM

I thought greenthumb might post some plans.

The Mother Earth system look similar to the drawing in the first post.



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Posted 27 March 2016 - 01:45 PM

Here is a style of distiller that I have become aware of recently.
http://www.amazon.co..._rhf_sc_p_img_4

It has a lot of things I like about it. Portability, can use a variety of heat sources (including induction), stainless steel is easy to clean and durable, and the whole unit nests in the 3 gal. pot for easy storage.

That, and this unit also has the ability to distill alcohol, if you get bored of drinking your water straight up... :)

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#16 Heirloom Spores

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 02:10 PM

That's amazing at that price, I bet it might be usefull for making fuel too. I bet it can be used to produce essential oils for medicine or perfume  ect. I have a feeling that a solar water disteriller can be used to distill alcohol also.

For people interested in increasing alcohol content freezing say malt liquor or other alcohol drinks can result in alcohol contents of 30 -35 % by removing the frozen water and collecting the higher content liquid using a sieve. This can also be used in extreme cold weather to refine salt water: the water freezes and the unfrozen water is concentrated salt water. if you don't have snow to melt.

That's a tool I must have, better than building one.

I saw some small survival ones I hadn't posted. Very simple ones, another thing I saw on dual survival show was collecting dew overnight.

I'll get back with a like when I get more.

 


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Posted 27 March 2016 - 02:30 PM

I thought the price was pretty amazing as well. It's a nice size too, at 3gal.
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#18 Il19z8rn4li1

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 11:47 AM

wow, thats cheap lol


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