As noted in a previous post about A survival still, stills certainly have their place among your survival supplies and equipment. What if good water or medicinal oils and scents are hard to come by or unavailable?
Then add this Simple Distillation Kit to your survival supplies. Because distillation has such a variety of useful applications, I’m making it this week’s DestinySurvival Pick. This one is inexpensive and comes with a 1,000 ml flask, thermometer, rubber stopper and boiling chips.
You don’t have to be a chemistry expert to practice distillation. I’m not one myself, but the concept isn’t difficult to understand. Here’s a brief overview.
Distillation is a centuries old art used for a number of purposes, such as getting essential oils from herbs, purifying water,, making fuel, and, of course, making liquor. There are different pieces of equipment and different distillation methods put to use, depending on the intended purpose.
To separate the components of a liquid, it’s heated to force the various substances into a gas phase. Those components have different boiling points. The substance with the lowest boiling point vaporizes first. This gas is condensed and cooled into liquid called the distillate. It’s collected and might be distilled again, depending on the desired result. What remains after distillation is the residue.
Get the Simple Distillation Kit w/ 1000ml Flask by clicking on its name wherever you see it linked in this post. That takes you to the page where it’s featured, and you can place your order there.