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Picture of Distill Water Using Minimal Supplies
If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need reliably clean water, and you only have (what appears to be) garbage on hand, this may be one of your options.

This would be a likely option if you have reason to believe that filtering the water would not be enough. Make sure to check out Instructables about water filtration, it's useful!

http://www.instructables.com/id/super-eazy-and-enviromentaly-freindly-bike-tire-wa/
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-purify-your-water/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Filtration-Experiment-Clean-Your-Own-Dirty-Water/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Water-Filter-out-of-a-Waterbottle/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-Easy-Gravity-Water-Filter/
http://www.instructables.com/id/coffee-cup-water-filter/

Step 1: Supplies!

Picture of Supplies!
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To use this method, we will need:
- A handful of straws (maybe 3-5) (bendy straws are best)
- A sharp implement (My Zebra F-301 was used in this project)
- Two cans of soda (And I'd like to hear about why Dr Pepper works best for this)
- A source of active heat (hot enough to boil water)

Some foil is recommended to make this project easier and more efficient, but is not vital to its operation. I will demonstrate how to use it if you have it. For this Instructable, I'll demonstrate using a campfire as my source of heat.
 
HelmutHound2 years ago
Isn't this poisonous? Heating aluminum cans or melting them, produces some nasty stuff
V-Man_737 (author)  HelmutHound2 years ago
Nope!
The water is turned into a gas and forced into the other container, where it condenses into pure water. It has fewer aluminum impurities than your tap water.
I personally drank 12 ounces of it and haven't gotten sick from it at all.

Although, you probably don't want to make the cans so hot that they melt.

A quick Google search brings me this and this.