American Bushman

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Thursday, November 17, 2011


I'm working on another project and, if time allows, will get pictures together for a DIY.

The reason I ask if it's foolishness is the complete lack of time I've had for ANYTHING let alone a silly side project...

The plan is to make a lightweight desalination still that can be used to make fresh water from salty and also from contaminated/polluted using a source of heat.

I'm going to modify one of my camping pots so the capacity will be somewhat limited but it'll be something I'll actually have with me when I go out.

The actual design work is what I'm doing right now and I have to decide whether to use all copper tubing (bulky but robust) or something like a high-temperature medical tubing (lighter but could melt or tear in use.) This will come in time.

The design would use a minimum of tools and be nearly fully reversible in order to use the pot as a pot.

If I do this, it'll be this weekend that I get it put together and tested. So, hopefully you'll see some pictures by Sunday/Monday. :)

Thanks for reading,