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    still a petroleum product - just not fossil
    crude form is destructive distillation of pine and capturing the distillate from the products of combustion during the coking.
    or boil the pulp

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    The nice thing about a turpentine still as opposed to a shine still is that you could make it out of anything that's handy, with zero regard for food quality. Junk steel pipes, old radiator condensers, easy welding.

    If I can get it from any conifer, i might have to change my brush clearing habits a bit!

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    I have always subscribed to the rule: If something's name ends in ine or ene, its probably going to kill you.
    True, but not as fast as things that end with agnum.
    "You can break the surgical procedure of removing an appendix down into about 30-35 individual steps – each of which is not overly complicated or beyond an enthusiastic amateur."

    -Survival and Austere Medicine, 3rd ed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hidyn View Post
    The nice thing about a turpentine still as opposed to a shine still is that you could make it out of anything that's handy, with zero regard for food quality. Junk steel pipes, old radiator condensers, easy welding.

    If I can get it from any conifer, i might have to change my brush clearing habits a bit!



    True, but not as fast as things that end with agnum.
    Sphagnum ?

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    num num?

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    Turpentine is made by distilling pine sap. "resins dissolved in a volatile oil" according to Britannica.
    "...health/medicine benefits..." Nope. The stuff is toxic as hell.
    "...diesel fuel substitute..." Wouldn't. The fumes are toxic too.
    https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/s...erm+@DOCNO+204
    Quinine comes from the bark of a cinchona tree. It's side effects can be almost as bad as turpentine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stew View Post
    Sphagnum ?
    Never turn your back on that stuff!
    "You can break the surgical procedure of removing an appendix down into about 30-35 individual steps – each of which is not overly complicated or beyond an enthusiastic amateur."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justice View Post
    Turpentine is made by distilling pine sap. "resins dissolved in a volatile oil" according to Britannica.
    "...health/medicine benefits..." Nope. The stuff is toxic as hell.
    "...diesel fuel substitute..." Wouldn't. The fumes are toxic too.
    https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/s...erm+@DOCNO+204
    Quinine comes from the bark of a cinchona tree. It's side effects can be almost as bad as turpentine.
    Ironically while reading on the civil war I discovered they used it in field hospitals , then i found this
    https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.atla...e-medicine.amp

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