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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Making essential oils I have been following essential oil alcohol extraction distillers for a long time. Units that have been on the market have been very small units [copper pot-stills]. I recently noticed that this year one still manufacturer has introduced a large reflux column still...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ok, distilling water is a good way to kill of nasty bugs and remove some contaminants. BUT I've read that dangerous chemicals like pesticides have a boiling point that is less than or right at the boiling point of water. So when you distill your water you are keeping these dangerous chemicals...
  3. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I've been thinking about solar stills for purifying salt water for the last couple of hours and I found some interesting technology out there. LINK to "Understanding Solar Stills" document: http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/Cooking/SOLRSTIL.HTM LINK to a simple destilling device known as...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am looking for some How-To's or further reading on how to make alcohol once we get to TEOTWAWKI. I am mostly interested in spirits or wines because I think beer generally has more ingredients (but I would like to see any good ideas on brewing beer after TSHTF). I think that alcohol will be a...
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