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    Once this progresses into a consumer device, its going to be huge in the thru-hiking community.

    https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...-from-thin-air
    My mind was wandering like the wild geese in the west.

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    Originally posted by FlyFishingandBeer View Post
    Once this progresses into a consumer device, its going to be huge in the thru-hiking community.

    https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...-from-thin-air
    Pssssshhhh... Just stealing technology from Luke's Uncle Owen & Aunt Beru (RIP).

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    • Bunchberry
      Bunchberry commented
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      I always felt bad for those two. I mean they raised him and literally got toasted.

    • Learning The Trails
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      And, they clearly did a nice job of raising him to be a good man in spite of their meager income and vapor farming life.

    • FlyFishingandBeer
      FlyFishingandBeer commented
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      They did their best but how he turned out in spite of their efforts is debatable. I mean technically he was a terrorist who used his T-16 to kill small animals (womp rats) for fun.

  • #3
    Originally posted by FlyFishingandBeer View Post
    Once this progresses into a consumer device, its going to be huge in the thru-hiking community.

    https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...-from-thin-air
    Interesting article.
    -An update I found is that the scaled up device was tested in Arizona.
    -The NPR article cites a prototype was operated in Cambridge, Mass at MIT produced 3.1 wt Water/wt MOF Solid
    -The trial in Arizona produced less water 0.19 wt Water/wt MOF Solid. Though new versions of MOF are in development that hold more promise.

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0608200143.htm

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    • FlyFishingandBeer
      FlyFishingandBeer commented
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      Sounds like it'll be a while before this is even close to being packable.

    • Hear the Footsteps
      Hear the Footsteps commented
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      Maybe not for through hikers but possibly feasible for permanent residents in arid areas not near utilities.
      And purity maybe just as important as quantity.

  • #4
    Originally posted by FlyFishingandBeer View Post
    Once this progresses into a consumer device, its going to be huge in the thru-hiking community.

    https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...-from-thin-air
    This would be even bigger.
    ADK 46/46W + MacNaughton, Grid 263/552
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    • #5
      autochromatica Mr. Noakes' science is great up here in the wet NE where we can spend 24 hours on the trail with a 1L Smart Water bottle and a Sawyer Mini, but how little is enough for a thru-hike involving desert crossings in the SW US? These trips are rapidly increasing in popularity and virtually everyone who TRs about them reports issues with dehydration at some point along the way; many people DNF for that reason alone. If you could pack 1L per day instead of 2 or 3, then have a device like this recover water for you while you bivouac at night, that's always going to be better than packing 2-3 days of water at a time. Anything with the potential to reduce packed water weight is a good thing. Its got a long ways to go, judging by the size of it now, but just imagine a time when it fits into the palm of your hand, or screws onto the top of a Nalgene bottle. You could hike infinite distances where water is not available while never packing more than a day's worth of the stuff.
      My mind was wandering like the wild geese in the west.

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