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How to purify water in the wild with 2 water bottles.

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In this instructable, I will show you how to purify abit of water when you are in the wild and trying to survive with 2 water bottles.
 
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Step 3: Step 2

Tape the other bottle to the opening of each other. Make sure that none of the contaminated water or liquid flows or leaks into the empty bottle.

Step 4: Step 3

Place the taped bottles in a area where sunlight is always shinning. Place the 2 bottles at a leveled area where there no slopes or leveled ground. EDIT: Sometimes you want to place the clean bottle abit upward so the evaporation can collect more better. But just a little bit so the purified water doesn't drain back to the dirty bottle.

Step 5: Step 4

Wait for most of the water to evaporate into the other bottle. (This might take more then 12 hours)

Step 7: Wondering how this works?

Wondering how this works? Well....the contaminated water will go into evaporation because of the sun, the evaporated water will collect in the other bottle giving you fresh water.

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racopa4 years ago
Hello A simple variant would paste the two plugs for the outside and then make a hole. Greetings from Spain
maxman4 years ago
I really like this instructable. Short, and to the point. It's one of those things I'll file away in the back of my mind for some day.
crajakum4 years ago
Put some foil in an arch under the dirty water bottle to focus the sun's rays.  This'll help the evaporation rate.
A good name5 years ago
I liked it. 4 stars cause it was a bit short.
lay a rag or something over the empty bottle and the lower temp. will increase the condensing action and shorten the time of distillation.