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Improvised Distillation Turn Salt Water Into Fresh Water

When you’re in the middle of nowhere and waiting for rescue to arrive, you always have to prepare for the worst possibilities to survive.This video shows how to distill water using simple and easy to find items. If you were to actually purchase all the items needed this project would only cost $2-5.

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Using the simple setup shown in the following DIY tutorial video, you will learn how to turn salt water into fresh water using the scientific process of distillation.

Basically, what it does is extract drinkable water from the water you took from the sea through evaporation and condensation.A couple of containers made of glass or metal to contain the salt water and the fresh water, and a heat source is really all you need for a simple distillation setup.


The sand acts as the heat sink for both containers. One for evenly heating the first container up, the other to cool the second container and allow condensation.What is desalination? Desalination is the process of separating salt from seawater to make it safe for drinking.

  • What You’ll Need:
  • 2 bottles of water
  • A pair of metal trays
  • Homemade rocket stove
  • Beach sand