Easy and inexpensive portable solar water heater DIY for under $10.00


Portable Solar water heater is a great survival tool to have in your preps.

Portable Solar water heaterHot water is something we all will want every day and especially in a SHTF scenario or unexpected emergency or disaster.  It  may not be something you’ll necessarily have access too without some forethought on your part.

We’ve seen a lot of different options for solar water heaters, some really expensive and some not too bad. But this DIY is really something you should checkout because of its easy of use and portability and low cost.

We found this on the Mother Earth News Blog.  This simple build uses inexpensive parts to make an effective source of hot water any time you need it.

The parts list includes:
1. one auto inner tube
2. a length of used garden hose
3. a 1/2-inch plastic pipe coupler
4. a small clamp, a male hose connector
5. a hose valve or nozzle
6. some good-quality rubber-sealing compound.

Read more and learn how to build it here > Solar Water Heater Article

We’d love to hear your comments.  What are your thoughts on this DIY?

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2 Responses to Easy and inexpensive portable solar water heater DIY for under $10.00

  1. Katherine July 21, 2014 at 8:37 am #

    Won’t the water be contaminated by the inner tube?

  2. Harry August 25, 2014 at 8:06 am #

    Probably on some level but I think they are recommending this to be used primarily for washing dishes or bathing.

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