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There are two tricks to this method. First, try not to disturb the thing once you have built it. If you have a long tube, use it as a straw from the central collector to the outside. Or, make one part of the edge more easily removed and replaced, to reach in to grab and replace the collector. Second, add questionable water by pouring it on the ground around the edge. It will filter through the soil and then evaporate out as clean water under the plastic.
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I know this is taught lot of places, but in my experience you will waste more water in the form of sweat than you will collect. Unless you are putting it over wet sand/earth the chances of gathering any usable amount is slim to none. Think about it, the picture shows putting a few plants in the hole to gather the moisture from, how much water do you think you will get from a bucket full of brush, at most maybe a half cup. So unless you are staying in the same area for several weeks, it is not worth the effort.
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