Dehydrators

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 17:05
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G'day all

I've borrowed a food dehydrator from a mate in preparation for our soon to be realised trip to FNQ.

Only one problem. Lots of info included on fruit and meat (jerky) etc etc. But it occurred to me if I could dehydrate some water it would save heaps of weight. Can't find any info on this in the directions ... anyone been there done that ??

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Reply By: Davoe - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 17:31

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 17:31
it can be done but rehydration is the tricky part. To little water and it goes the consistency of a thickshake too much and it is - well - watery
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 17:40

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 17:40
You can buy "tinned fresh air" in the Blue Mountains. Get a few of those, and when you are ready, open up, and just add the water. No cooking either. I might get a couple for my trips as well.
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 18:01

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 18:01
To my mind dehydrated water is nothing but oxygen and hydrogen.

Take a few boxes of clouds with you. Then when you want water just put the box in the sun and open.

The whole bloody Cape is full of water Rosco. Why carry coals to Newcastle.
Some people are wise and some people are otherwise. Which category do you fit in cobber? hahahahahaha :-)
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Reply By: Vince NSW - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 19:11

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 19:11
We used dehydrated everything in the army. the only problem was the amount of water you had to carry.
With dehydrated water the problem would have been solved.
We could make a killing on this one. Want a partner?
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 19:21

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 19:21
By my calculations ... the best result I've figured out so far is a 50/50 mix.
50% dehydrated water + 50% water should give me 100% water ... but then again I don't want it too thick or too thin.

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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 20:58

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 20:58
50/50 is a good mix for drinking, but remember to drink a lot more as dehydrated has lost all of the vitamins and nutrients in it. 75/25 is great for washing clothes, and 90/10 is perfect for a quick sponge bath. Remember it's illegal to carry dehydrated water inside the vehicle.
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 15:51

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 15:51
Those Hiclones sound great!!

If fitted somewhere on my personal self, will it reduce my full body mass by 15%???
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Reply By: Sparkie - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 19:54

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 19:54
How about using one of those vacuum bags I have heard about.

Probably won't save on weight but if it can reduce to half its loaded size you would have more room for the more important stuff like an extra blanket for when it gets cold ;-)

Sparkie(IE not Y);-)
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Follow Up By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 20:54

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 20:54
You have to be careful with these things. They reduce things like blankets, doonas and jumpers so much that the warmth is sucked out. I belive you can get an optional air bottle attachment that goes on the exhaust of the vacuum cleaner to store the compressed air containing the warmth. When you are ready to use the stuff in the bag you connect the compressed air bottle to the bag for reinflation and none of the wormth is lost from your blankets and garments!

Always happy to help with the latest in good ideas.

Steven
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 21:03

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 21:03
Do what we do, before you go take all the warmth from all the blankets in the house and use the compressed air containing the warmth and put it into just one blanket, also another space saver.
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Follow Up By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 21:18

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 21:18
Gajm,

I have heard that when reinflating the bag it helps to fit a Hi-Clone device between the bottle and the bag. This introduces a swirling effect in the airflow that ensures the warmth is evenly through the bag contents.

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Steven
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 21:28

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 21:28
Steven if you are planning on using a Hi-Clone then keep it to the original blanket, the Hi-Clone alone will increase the warmth at least 15%.

I have 2 attached to my bullbar on a approx 45 degree angle, and they swirl ALL the dust up and over my vehicle, and much faster than the speed of which I am travelling.

I keep another one for above the campfire that swirls the smoke straight up into the air, and the fire is 15% hotter and uses less wood (use 2 if you need to melt steel)
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Follow Up By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 21:47

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 21:47
Thanks for the warning Gajm. I had no idea they were that effective!

Steven
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Reply By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 20:07

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 20:07
does that mean if you drink dehydrated water you wont want a wee wee
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 20:47

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 20:47
Just so you know, drinking dehydrated water is extremely dangerous!!
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 07:32

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 07:32
I know...just look at me
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 17:38

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 17:38
Better you stick to that bottle of red before breakfast
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 20:21

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 20:21
where where er i mean i dont drink
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