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This Device Provides Clean Water for Pennies a Day

This Device Provides Clean Water for Pennies a Day
Photo: WaterconePassive Solar One Step Water Condensation FTW!We wrote about the Watercone back in 2004, but considering how much TreeHugger's audience has grown since then, it's likely that only a handful of you were reading the site back then. I think it's time to have a second look at this very clever device that has the potential to help provide clean drinking water for millions of people who are lacking access to clean water (or if they do, maybe the access is intermittent and they could use a plan B). This could save many lives for sure. Read on for more details and a demonstration video. Photo: WaterconeStep #1: Pour salty / brackish Water into pan. Photo: WaterconeStep #2: The evaporated Water condensates in the form of droplets on the inner wall of the cone. Photo: WaterconeStep #3: By unscrewing the cap at the tip of the cone and turning the cone upside down, one can empty the potable Water gathered in the trough directly into a drinking device.

3 Ways to Tell Time Without a Clock Edit Article Sun PositionReading the MoonNorth Star Clock Edited by Jen, Nicole Willson, Dan McGillen, [UCF] grego and 50 others For many people, knowing the correct time is vital to everyday life. If you're in an unfamiliar environment without any kind of clock, however, figuring out the time could be a matter of safety and survival. Without a clock or watch, finding the exact time may not be possible, but you can figure the approximate time using the sun, moon or stars. Ad Steps Method 1 of 3: Sun Position 1Make note of the position of the sun. 4Determine which segment the sun is in. Method 2 of 3: Reading the Moon[2] 1Find the moon. Method 3 of 3: North Star Clock 1Locate the Big Dipper constellation. 6Correct for daylight saving time and time zone variation. Tips Don't forget to correct for daylight saving time.Don't stress out about exact numbers. Warnings

72 Uses For Simple Household Products To Save Money & Avoid Toxins Limiting the amount of products you bring into your home will not only cut down on costs at the grocery store but will keep you and your family healthier. Below is a list of some common uses for seven household products. Add some drops of essentials oils like lavender, rose, or sweet orange to any of them for extra pleasure! Here are a few more tips to help you go green and save money! Cut up old bath towels. Photo Credit: Jungle Survival: Finding Water" Because jungles are so wet, collecting rainwater is probably the easiest part of survival. Leaves on the rainforest floor are large because of the limited amount of sunlight they get. The larger the leaf, the more of the sun's rays it can soak up. You'll fare even better if you can find a running water source. Believe it or not, plastic bottles also work for boiling. Green bamboo has clear and odorless water inside it that you can drink. Another way to collect water is to make a solar still. Choose a moist area that gets sunlight for most of the day.Dig a bowl-shaped hole about 3 feet across (91 centimeters) and 2 feet deep (60 centimeters), with an additional sump, or deeper pit, in the center.Place the container into the sump.Place the plastic over the hole and cover the sides with rock and soil to keep it secure.Put your rock in the center of the sheet and let it hang down about 18 inches (45 centimeters), directly over the container, to form an inverted cone.