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I know I shouldn't drink seawater (because of the salt it contains), but how can I desalinate it?

{ asked by Jasper }

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You need to distill it - I'm assuming that freezing is not an option (unless you're camping in the extreme latitudes). This is easiest, as the ice on top is almost pure water.

Where you don't have a freezer available - boiling the water, capturing the steam and condensing it back to water will provide pure water.

{ answered by HorusKol }
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