Today’s post on how to make a Leaf Condensation Survival Water Still is pretty neat.
As a child I used to read about solar stills made by digging a hole in the desert and covering it with clear plastic.
I was an adult by the time I actually visited a desert environment, but I was very disappointed with the results.
However, by placing a plastic bag over the leaves of a living plant, I was able to collect much more water in a much easier manner.
- Several Large clear plastic bags
- String or cord
- Live, non-poisonous vegetation with green deciduous leaves
- Tie a clear plastic bag on the end of a plant or small tree branch. The bag should be sealed very tightly over the branch so water cannot escape.
- Water vapor will collect and condense in the bag.
- Wait until evening for maximum condensation before removing the bag.
- Switch the bag to another branch and repeat.
You can expect an average of one cup of water per bag per day – which means you will need 16 of these devices per person to collect the minimum recommended one gallon per person per day or water.