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  • GlennT18 commented on amalkhan's instructable How to Distill Water8 months ago
    How to Distill Water

    I don't care about the article or whatever statements or value judgments it makes. But maybe I am the only person on the planet to wonder about this statement:"....if you are in the great outdoors and running low on clean drinking water, this is the instructable for you!"Really?? If I was in the great outdoors, and I had ice to distill some water, chances are I would be smart enough to melt the ice and drink it. But maybe you mean the ice is made from contaminated water, so you need to boil some more dirty water, and pass it through the dirty ice, to get a few ounces of clean drinking water. Of course, the question then is, why would anybody in his/her right mind freeze a bunch of dirty water, pack into some kind of a container, then schlep it on a camping trip or a day hik...see more » I don't care about the article or whatever statements or value judgments it makes. But maybe I am the only person on the planet to wonder about this statement:"....if you are in the great outdoors and running low on clean drinking water, this is the instructable for you!"Really?? If I was in the great outdoors, and I had ice to distill some water, chances are I would be smart enough to melt the ice and drink it. But maybe you mean the ice is made from contaminated water, so you need to boil some more dirty water, and pass it through the dirty ice, to get a few ounces of clean drinking water. Of course, the question then is, why would anybody in his/her right mind freeze a bunch of dirty water, pack into some kind of a container, then schlep it on a camping trip or a day hike or a bike ride just in case they want to distill some water on the trail.I guess I'm being too picky and prissy.

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