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Prepare for Anything (Outdoor Life): 338 Essential Skills Paperback – May 27, 2014
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The solar still is a simple invention that collects water and distills through a greenhouse effect. It’s not perfect, nor does it collect massive quantities of water, but it does provide fresh water in arid climates and it can effectively desalinate saltwater.
In the original method developed in the 1970s, a square of clear or milky plastic is draped over a pit with a clean cup in the bottom. The plastic at the edge of the pit is sealed with a rim of dirt or stones to keep any of the steam from escaping. The plastic sheet is weighed down in the middle with a small rock, pushed down to shape the plastic into a cone shape. The sun will create a steamy environment under the plastic, and the steam will condense on the underside, running down into the cup below. Each site works for days, and you may get a up to a liter of water per still per day.
STEP 1 Set up the still in a sunny area with the dampest dirt or sand available.
STEP 2 Make certain that the point of the cone of plastic is directly over the container inside the still.
STEP 3 Add vegetation inside to increase production.
STEP 4 Urine can be recycled by peeing down a hole dug next to the still so the liquid can soak through the ground and vaporize into the still.
STEP 5 A rubber, plastic, or vinyl drinking tube can be placed in the cup and lead outside the still. This way, water can be sipped as it collects without having to take the whole still apart to get the water out.
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Tim takes us into the world of the probable, of the non-zombie related or an alien take over. I loved the common sense approach, the ease of many of the solutions he presents. This is a multidimensional approach of how to survive this world. I think it is very probable and rooted in a possibility of happening. I still enjoy my fantasy of living through a zombie apocalypse and crushing many zombie brains Tim has managed to bring me to the reality and start adding things to my survival tool kit that can make my life much easier.
I also attended Tim’s primitive skills class here in Va and he is a great writer as well as instructor. I encourage all of you to purchase this book and see how this will help change your mind set of what survival is and how to survive after this world goes to hell or the latest natural disaster strikes…. you will be much more prepared.
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Loads of useful information. Must have for anyone whom feels things wont always continue on as is. Nuff said.Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
Good book, a lot of information that I already knew but its still a nice read.Published 1 month ago by Jason B. Day
Pretty good book covering a lot of basic stuff. Definitely a good value.Published 2 months ago by james a brock
This book has random but useful bits of knowledge. It's quite an interesting read. Very colorful. You can tell the author has a sense of humor. I love it!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
SOME GOOD INFO HERE. BUT "BEING PREPARED FOR STORMS" IS MORE OF A COMMON SENSE THING (THIS COUNTS AS ONE OF THE "ESSENTIAL SKILLS" LOL AND PICKLING PRODUCE REALLY... Read morePublished 3 months ago by scotty dogg
Three men fought over this at our Christmas exchange. My husband ended up with it, so I bought the other two one each for their February birthdays! They loved it.Published 3 months ago by I. P. Harrold
Info was good but when you compare it to the print copy it looks like it does not have all of the same infoPublished 4 months ago by Danny Fulk