The solar still, you would want to be packed in your emergency kit, in case you have to abandon ship.
May you never have too.
I don't know why it is strange to reply to one's email. After all when I go to a restaurant and the hostess asks how many in my party.
I reply: Just Me, Myself and I. But sometimes we do get into heated arguments and have great conversations.
Haven't you ever heard of a monologue??