And zman18, lol....what did I "stereotype"? Hippies? If you're so proud to be a Hippie....why take offense to being called one?
Who else is a "conspiracy theorist"? I'm not....I believe what I see, what adds-up & makes sense. If it talks like a duck & walks like a duck....it's a duck. And your attempt at an explanation as to the water "shortage" is BS.....water doesn't disappear as you claim. If it does as you claim....where does it go?
Its kida hard to answer you when youre all over the place, you would probably make a great politician though. I dont believe I typed anything about me being a hippie. I merely made an observation that based on the website Lily posted http://www.thefarm.org/charities/i4at/surv/sstill.htm
you may have assumed this organization consists of
some petulie oil wearing hippies experiment
when it seems that they are quite knowledgable on the subject. (Stereotyping)
Secondly I dont believe I typed that water just disappears. Here is a diagram because it seems you didnt understand my explaination.
Now based on this diagram the earth's fresh water supply is self-replenishing. Meaning there is no outside source of water, therefore the water supply is a fixed amount. We can relate this fixed amount of water to an increasing population of people who use water, then calculate variables such as; water undrinkable due to natural disaster, pollution, etc... Then we can make a hypothesis based on this information......Perhaps at this rate our earth may run out of usable drinking water.
Lastly your question. Well as you have stated so many times the obvious answer is to create some type of still. As some reasearch in this thread points out distilling salt water is not very efficient
note this video you posted. I suppose if a person is thinking only of themselves and is in a survival situation, where one needs only enough to hold on the some thread of existence, then yes whatever type of still you could rig up will keep you going for a while.