Fred's Water Idea Flops
I brought up my idea of using dehumidifiers to provide water the other day on the Lost Coast Outpost. At least a few people commented and an interesting discussion ensued. One of the guys, puff n tuff, had a dehumidifier and decided to test the idea.
It didn't work. I believe he tried it during the afternoon, too. Apparently the coils froze over soon after he started the experiment. So much for an easy way to test the viability of the idea. Not that it wouldn't necessarily work. After all, these guys claim to be using dehumidifiers to provide water in Africa.
Shame, as if we could have shown an at least partly workable operation with one of the home sized units, maybe some organization with more assets and equipment might have been able to develop a fully functioning outdoor model.