Vol. 03: Swamp Tech

Revisiting, revamping, and reusing forgotten technology: living free in the Florida Everglades.

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This book explains how Everglade frontiersmen distilled swamp water. They used a 5-gallon can for a boiler and a coil of 3/8 inch copper tubing for a condenser. The condenser coil was cooled in a second 5-gallon lard can full of water. (ISBN: 0813015731) Glen Simmons and Laura Ogden. $24.95 Cloth. 5-3/4 x 8-1/2. 224p. index illus.

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