Distilling Water

Whether you need a little Distilled Water to clean your LCD Screen,
or a potable drink at your camp site, it's easy and fun to do.



See our Campsite Distiller HERE
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You probably have on hand, the three Utensils needed to condense Water. You'll be surprised how quickly the Cup fills, so make sure the Pot doesn't run dry, and wear Insulated Gloves to handle the hot Lid.

A Pot to boil questionable Water.
A Cup to center in the boiling Pot.
A Lid for the Steam to condense on.


Put an inch or two of Water in a Pot.
Then put a Cup or other container in the center of the Pot.
Turn an over-sized domed Lid upside-down on the Pot.

Bring the Water to a gentle boil.
The Steam will condense on the Lid and drip into the Cup.

A Tempered Glass Lid seems to be more efficient than a Metal Lid,

plus you can see what's happening inside the Pot.





Distillation removes most contaminants,
including Viruses and Bacteria.
But it does not remove petroleum derivatives,
which have boiling points lower than Water.
Many such derivatives will float as an oily film,
and can be poured off before distillation begins.
Or fill the Pressure Cooker with a Jug
held upside-down so derivatives float on the top . . . 


P.S. -
LCD Screen Cleaner:

1 Tablespoon Distilled White Vinegar.
3 Tablespoons Distilled Water.
1 Clean Cotton (only) Cloth.

Gently wipe top-to-bottom.
Fold the dirtied Cotton Cloth often.




A gentle boil will do; a hard boil wastes Steam.
A good Lid choice is tough Glass Ovenware.

A cool Lid will condense more Water than a hot one.
Oversized Lids stay cooler, and provide an easier grip.
A puddle of water in the inverted Lid helps keep it cooler.
(Food Coloring will help remind you that it's there).
Having a second Lid on hand to exchange with the hot one,
may also speed up the process.  


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