Safe drinking water is something preppers talk about a lot. There are many styles of filters and of course water can be boiled for sterilization, but what if you don’t have a filter and your only available water is dirty? Distilling water removes the minerals leaving you with clean, safe drinking water.
Knowing how to distill water is a great skill! Living a prepared lifestyle includes finding safe drinking water and so much more. If you’re just getting started, check out [sc:getprep] by Robin Edgerton and Angela England. You’ll be so glad you did!
Distilled water has many other uses as well. Perhaps you have a fish tank that you buy distilled water for? Or, you use it in your iron to keep minerals from clogging the steam ducts… I’ve even heard people suggest you make your iced tea with distilled water as the minerals in well or city water can make your iced tea cloudy. Whatever the use, you can make your own.
Since distilling involves boiling the water and catching the steam which condenses on a cover and drips back down into a bowl or other container the process can take a while. But, it’s one you should know how to accomplish!
Video Tutorial: How to Distill Water
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Have you ever distilled water?
Perhaps it would be a good home school science experiment for your family or just something fun to try. Remember you can use the water in your iron or fish tank if you don’t want to drink it!