I read about an emergency
solar still called the Aquamate, but was horrified at the price
. They want 238 bucks on eBay for what basically seems to amount to a beach ball and some clear tubing. Aquamate Solar Still Water Purification Inflatable Kit | eBay
Itís supposed to produce up to two liters of fresh water
from seawater a day.
led me to hearing about a project
to produce small amounts of water in drought regions, by individual families, using a very simple, conical plastic bottle for solar distillation. Itís called the Watercone, and the inventor has just recently got them into production.
I just bid and won what may have been the first commercially sold unit a few weeks ago, and I see the second one is up for auction
here: Ct Watercones Project Save Lives Solar Stills Program | eBay
I think I paid about fifteen bucks, including shipping
, which probably wonít even cover the guyís costs. Heís won some design awards, but he clearly needs help with marketing
the thing. Right now, I gather he needs some eBay feedback.
Anyway, check it out. A few of these onboard, might be an asset to the cruising lifestyle, or the emergency kit.
When my cone arrives, Iíll submit a review. Iíll have to wait till summertime, I suspect cause itís -5C right now here in Toronto.
By the way, Iím 21 months away from retirement
, and about six months from my first ASA