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How To Make A Simple Pressure Cooker Still

POSTED: August 25th, 2013, LAST UPDATED: September 16th, 2015


There are typically two things you can do with a still – distill alcohol and make moonshine etc, or to purify unclean or salty water to make it safe for drinking. The purpose of this post it to focus on the latter!

Basically the tutorial below demonstrates that several meters of copper tubing, a 5 gallon bucket and a pressure cooker equals a fully functioning pressure cooker still.  If you live by the coast or an unclean water source, build one of these and you’ll always have emergency water for you and your family to drink. This method could also be adapted to work outdoors over a campfire or portable gas camp stove.

If you are prepping for a SHTF total collapse, building a simple pressure cooker still like this makes a lot of sense. It provides a method to purify all water sources and it gives you the means to distill alcohol, which can be used for consumption, medical use and bartering.

How To Make A Still With A Pressure Cooker

(Photo from: lemonie via Instructables)