Caution

Do not use poisonous vegetation. It will provide poisonous liquid.

(c) Place a small rock or similar item in the bag.

(d) Close the bag and tie the mouth securely as close to the end of the bag as possible to keep the maximum amount of air space. If you have a small piece of tubing, small straw, or hollow reed, insert one end in the mouth of the bag before tying it securely. Tie off or plug the tubing so that air will not escape. This tubing will allow you to drain out condensed water without untying the bag.

(e) Place the bag, mouth downhill, on a slope in full sunlight. Position the mouth of the bag slightly higher than the low point in the bag.

(f) Settle the bag in place so that the rock works itself into the low point in the bag.

(g) To get the condensed water from the still, loosen the tie and tip the bag so that the collected water will drain out. Retie the mouth and reposition the still to allow further condensation.

(h) Change vegetation in the bag after extracting most of the water from it.

(i) Using 1 gallon zip-loc bag instead of trash bags is a more efficient means of construction.

CLEAR PLASTIC BAG 1/3 TO 3/4 FULL OF GREEN VEGETATION

DIRECT SUNLIGHT

DIRECT SUNLIGHT

KNOT OR PLUG TUBING, STRAW, OR REED

GROUND SLOPE

KNOT OR PLUG TUBING, STRAW, OR REED

ROCK

ROCK

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