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Water from a homemade solar water distiller not for drinking... I made a solar water distiller, and it is great for use on my battery bank; however, when it come to drinking this water, it is awful. The taste is horrible. Once I made my project , the first thing I did was trying to drink the water, but I couldn't drink it because of its bad taste. My son had ...


I visit AZ every summer and include some hikes in the desert when I'm there. First, don't just take water. That can lead to electrolyte loss, as actually happened to me the first year I did this. Now I dissolve some gatorade powder in the water, and I haven't had that problem since. I usually mix it 1/2 to 2/3 strength relative to what the directions ...


I recently hiked in the desert in April and drank 8 oz per half hour, which was a pint an hour. That was not enough. I felt like a dried out sponge for a couple days after, and this was only a six hour day hike. I will plan a quart an hour in the future if at all possible, so that means a gallon for every four hours out.

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