I want to stress that this is NOT something I am engaging in myself. I stumbled on this information totally by accident this evening and because it seemed like something that would be appropriate in the "Preparing Accordingly" forum I decided to share it and at the same time start a new topic - that of home distillation.
In and of itself, it is not illegal in the United States to build / own a distiller. What is illegal is to use one to distill alcohol, so if you happen to live in the USA, or any other country where distilling alcohol is illegal, then please don't break the law. That being said, TFmetals report hosts an international community, so plenty of people here can distill all the spirits they choose to with perfect legality in their home country, so, to those folks, I say go for it and I hope this info is useful.
Essentially, go to:
and download the design there, which is how to build a fully functional still out of a couple of food grade plastic buckets, an aquarium heater, and a handful of other items. The still makes no odor and will distill up to about a quart of 35 - 40% alcohol a day - 55% if you don't mind distilling it twice.
I've read several different comments that in true SHTF situations, having alcohol to trade is often more valuable that PM's. What better way to be prepped than to have a way to make virtually unlimited amounts of quality spirits for dirt cheap?
Direct link to the plans: