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Estil: A revolutionary new concept in emergency survival water provision.

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  • Estil: A revolutionary new concept in emergency survival water provision.

    New member with an exciting new water purification product to reveal to your membership!

    Estil is a brand new product currently in pre-production and hopefully hitting shelves later this Summer.

    It promises to be the world's first (and only) multifunctional water-purification device.

    Hello friends,
    As I'm sure we all know, having a reliable supply of fresh clean water is the number one priority in any survival situation and, while activated charcoal filters are all well and good where fresh water is abundant, they are useless where it is absent.

    Estil is a unique new development that aims to meet the needs of those in situations where pooled fresh water is not available for filtration- and let's face it, this tends to be the most common scenario where people succumb to the ravages of dehydration.

    Lightweight, compact and low-cost, Estil promises to give those isolated from civilization a fighting chance of survival- wherever they may be.

    In temperate climates, Estil may be used as a Solar Still to evaporate fresh water from any wet material; be it mud, sand, gravel or succulent plant flesh- just form a mound of whatever wet material you have available and seal the Estil over it, the process of ambient distillation shall begin momentarily- generating a subsistence quantity of fresh water sufficient enough to keep you alive until rescue. Alternatively, combine Estil with a stove and pot to become a heat-powered distillation plant!

    But that's not all...

    Uniquely- and thanks to construction in heat-resistant silicone rubber- Estil cClick image for larger version

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    In this way it can be used to melt ice and snow, or bring water to the boil. Alternatively, you can nestle the device into a suitable hollow in the ground, throw in a few hot rocks from your firepit... and cook your next meal.

    But the advantages don't stop there...

    Estil was originally conceived as a solution to water provision in the area of marine survival. It serves this purpose by being designed to fit upon the head- rather like a bicycle helmet. The concept is that a user would simply wet a cloth in seawater and apply that cloth to their scalp. They'd then fit the Estil over it.

    This method has several notable advantages-

    a) it secures the device on the most stable place in the life-raft... the human head. Making it much more difficult to lose.
    b) it protects your head from the worst of the Sun's radiation, keeping you cool and alert in hot climates,
    c) it augments the process of distillation by using some body-heat to drive the evaporation process,
    d) it leaves your hands free to tackle other important survival tasks.

    It might be uncomfortable, but at least it keeps you alive!

    Estil will be the world's first multifunctional emergency survival water purification device capable of being adapted to the situation in which you find yourself.

    Estil: Adapt... survive.

    Estil: Adapt... survive.

  • #2
    Sounds great. How long does its filtration last is always the question.

    Where we live we have a few rock springs that flow year round. I've had the water tested and it's excellent quality.

    Good luck with your business.


    • #3
      Wow Tugaloo...

      Where we live we have a few rock springs that flow year round. I've had the water tested and it's excellent quality.

      You have me fondly remembering back to the days of my youth when we lived outside of Bangor, Maine.

      We loved running around in the woods...and playing down by the river..

      But when we got thirsty...we knew of a spring which just came out the side of a hill into a small pool and worked it's way down to the river.

      We would scrape back the surface and scoop up in our hands the best water I've ever had in my life..and it was cold coming out of the side of that hill....very tasty and very refreshing..

      I look back with great fondness of those we had plenty of toys and gadgets by which to play but preferred the woods.

      Not an Ishmaelite


      • #4
        [QUOTE=Tugaloo;n226537][FONT=Comic Sans MS]Sounds great. How long does its filtration last is always the question.

        Hi Tugaloo,

        There is absolutely no filtration to this device, the device is a Solar Still which uses the natural process of ambient distillation to desalinate and purify water from any moisture source.
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        Estil: Adapt... survive.


        • #5
          Sounds like you had a wonderful childhood, Orangetom. Every youngster should have the opportunity to adventure in the woods!

          Finding such ground springs is rare, especially if you're unfamiliar with an area! There are instances of people dying within mere feet of natural ground springs purely as a result of being unaware of their presence! Nonetheless, there is almost always something nearby that will contain water... perhaps the flesh of a succulent plant or a muddy ditch... too muddy to draw through a filter but perfect for a Solar Still!

          And, if you do have plenty of water, you can always boil it to be sure of eliminating any potentially dodgy bacteria. Estil facilitates that possibility.

          Thanks for the comment!

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          • #6
            I hear ya!!
            My oldest dog is 14 years and 7 months except for weekend visits; she has never drank city water. She lacks any of the brown tartar older dogs usually have.
            On the paved road, there is a spring flowing out of a PVC pipe. We see so many people stopping to fill milk jugs; as a result of so many people parking, no weeds grow alongside the road.

            At the head of the spring, the water is 54° to 56° degrees. Somehow, spring water tastes different and better than even well water. Go figure. LOL

            People who die in a forest where there are springs? They also starve to death. My guess they are city people who never spent much time in a forest. Another feral hog problem is they can't sweat; so they create wallows to stay cool.

            I'm familiar with a solar still; it can also distill fresh water from salt water.
            When it comes to food and water, those who live close to the ocean or bay have a leg up on most people.
            I've built them.

            We live in the Chattahoochee National Forest. We have potable water and there are fish and lots of game. We grow heirloom vegetables. This may sound silly, but I prefer frozen to canned. LOL


            • #7
              Hey there Tugaloo,
              Spring water definitely tastes better as it's full of minerals which give flavor. The problem is, unless you test the water it could have naturally-occurring metals in it that can be detrimental to health over the long term... such as Arsenic, Lead, Antimony or Chromium. If it's coming from a PVC pipe the chances are that the municipality have tested it and found it to be safe to drink... so they protected it with the PVC. But it's a good idea to ask than to find out twenty years later when you've got liver disease!!

              "People who die in a forest where there are springs? They also starve to death. My guess they are city people who never spent much time in a forest. Another feral hog problem is they can't sweat; so they create wallows to stay cool."- Indeed, not everyone who travels can know an area intimately. Perhaps they have crash landed in a plane or broken down as they travelled through an unfamiliar area. They might be injured and immobile.... shot, mauled by a boar, or broken a leg in a rabbit hole, so getting ten yards might take a herculean effort. There could be a dozen reasons why someone is somewhere in desperate straits. In fact, it's one of the ironies of tragedy that when we're in a familiar place, a place we know intimately, that we get complacent and drop our guard. That's when tragedy strikes. The next thing we know were unable to get back to safety despite knowing safety is only yards away!

              When it comes to survival priorities, it is a said that in adverse conditions you can last three weeks without food, three days without shelter and three hours without water. That makes water the number-one priority before all else, whether you're in the forest, desert, mountains or high Arctic! It always boils down to the kit you have and the knowledge you hold. if it were me, I'd make sure i have an Estil tucked away... just in case the worst happens.

              Estil was originally designed for salt water desalination at sea, it was only upon discovering the heat-resistant properties of the silicone rubber that its additional functionality as a cooking vessel was realized, making it ideal as a back-up source on land.

              Bear in mind, that Estil is for personal carriage- perhaps in a backpack or pocket. It is not a camping accessory that'll grant you a normal daily intake of water but as a "keep me alive until rescue" device for dire emergency only.

              Frozen fish is definitely better than canned! You'll get no argument for me!!!

              Estil: Adapt... survive.


              • #8
                I thought I mentioned in an earlier post, I have it tested at the Health Dept. There aren't any "bad" minerals in it.

                In WROL, those people would be in a bad situation. Here, we have lots of bears, bobcats, coyotes and cougars. According to GA DNR, there aren't any cougars in NW or NE Georgia. When, I offered to show the game warden a picture from the trail cams? He answered I see them often. I thought why does GA DNR say there aren't any? It's to stop them from being shot for their skin.

                People who plan on bugging out to the forests won't survive here. It gets very cold in the winter; it's currently 28° this morning. In summer, over 90°. Lots of snakes, eastern diamondbacks, timber rattlers and copperheads.
                I used to believe I could survive in the forest; living here has changed my opinion. IMO, those who plan on bugging out with their BOB, need to spend a couple of weeks doing it.​

                I posted one on a survival site and was informed it was a bobcat. Gee, I never saw a bobcat with cougar ears; every bobcat I've seen has pointy ears.
                About mile or so, some people bought conex containers insulated them with mini-splits for HVAC etc. It's completely solar powered. He put out trail cameras and showed us pictures of bears by their ears, they were feral hogs.

                We have plenty of black bears here. The easiest way to get rid of one is clap your hands and yell. AFA as feral hogs, folks here shoot them.

                When, the dogs need to go out at night, I'll turn the flood lights on and let one out on the screen porch Dogs know a lot more about more about what lurks in the night than people. As our dogs have a high predator drive, they are on a rope. Where we live is different, very different.


                • #9
                  Yeah, having the water tested for your own peace of mind is definitely the way to go. Sounds like a real good source you have there.

                  Forest survival definitely has its tricks. Insulation of your shelter is the key IMO. I find sphagnum moss is excellent for that purpose. You can roll it up in sheets from the grounds and roll it out over the roof of the shelter but you definitely need a waterproof membrane under it and a layer of fern fronds over it, as it holds a lot of water if exposed to rain. Structure has to be strong too- to take the weight.

                  It sounds like you live in an interesting area. Plenty of meat around to keep you sustained!
                  Estil: Adapt... survive.


                  • #10
                    Definity a shelter.

                    As a campfire wastes a lot of wood, a wood stove of some sort would be sweet. Space blankets on top of a lean to or some structure would work well.

                    I haven't seen Sphagnum mosses here, yet. According to Wikipedia, it prefers "peat bogs, conifer forests, and moist tundra areas."

                    Here during the warm months, insects that feed on people are thick and hungry. We see insects here that locals who live in town have never seen.