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See how to make an easy DIY still from items you may have laying around your house.
This is great information to know. A still can make drinkable water from nasty, undrinkable water… even sea water. It’s pretty amazing to think we could actually make this water drinkable and actually hydrate ourselves in a survival situation. I can think of a few nasty water sources near me that I could use this still on and get safe water for my family.
It really is simple to make and use. Here is what you need.
(1) Aluminum pot with an aluminum lid
5 Gallon bucket
(1) 1/8 inch drill bit
(1) 3/8) inch drill bit
(1) Cooking Thermometer
(1) Teflon Tape
(1) Hot glue gun with high temperature hot glue sticks
(1) Metal File
(2) 3/8-inch to 3/8-inch compression adapter (found in plumbing section
(1) 20 ft. Refrigerator coil
A stove or other consistent heat source (when using the still you need to keep whatever you are boiling at a very even temp)
Check out the full tutorial and see all of the amazing step by step pictures to help you build a still below … If you find this tutorial useful, please share with your friends. 🙂
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.