Introduction: How to Make a Water Filter

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a way to turn saltwater into drinking water.

Step 1: Materials

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plastic wrap
rubber bands
small jar

Step 2: Finish the Construction

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next put the plastic wrap on the top a little loose and put the rubber band on the edges. then put the rock in the middle above the glass.

Step 3: Wait

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wait as long as you want, set it directly in sunlight ,just observe what happens after about a half hour, the the water starts to collect on the top. when you want, open it and taste the water.


tincanz (author)2009-06-22

this isn't water filtering... it's distillation :(

mikaelthemycologist (author)2008-11-10

Very cool! I have tried this before, and it is very effective during the summer months. You can also drink your urine this way. And you can put a plastic bag over the leaves of a tree and when water evaporates from the leaves (transpiration) you can get a bit of clean water. Please change the title, because this is a still not a filter.

Double post.

sorry bout that........

ijo (author)2008-11-19

me crazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy!

Cat on my Lap (author)2008-06-29

Not just saltwater either. Other sources of water can be re-used with this.

Bartboy (author)2008-06-09

Good, but as they said, it is NOT A FILTER!

littlewit (author)2008-06-08

Xrovevansx is right, it is a still and if you make the one that survivor man made using a hole instead of a bowl, you can procure up to two pints of water a day If you want to make it a little easier, add a straw from some surgical tubing so you don't have to disassemble it every time you want to get water from it. This will make it a lot easier and less frustrating, especially if you are in a real survival situation. I have actually have used this method and it is very effective.

xrobevansx (author)2008-06-08

this is not a filter, it is a still.

Deltaforce2555 (author)2008-06-08

This is really useful, I first saw it on Survivor Man. Luckily I haven't had to use it.

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