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Is anyone harvesting salt from the ocean? Got tips?  RSS feed

 
Jackie Frobese
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In my never ending pursuit to be more self sufficient I'm left wondering if the sea water at the coastline is 'clean' for getting the salt? How worried should I be about coastal runoff? Is there a better time of day, season, etc.? I don't have a boat to be able to get off shore to collect water.

I'm happy to hear anyone's thoughts and knowledge about this topic.

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David Livingston
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Here in France there are a few areas that are famous for the production of salt . http://www.seldeguerande.fr/index.php?l=e
Guerande being the most famous in the north and the Carmarge in the south .
Taking your own sea water home is impractical because of the weight and volume required plus the heat to evapourate the water . Sun shine is used in france as its free so the summer is the time for making salt . Salt used to be made from sea water in Scotland but the cost of fuel made the practice prohibitive .
Here in France there are two grades "gross sel " and" Fleur de sel" both are very cheap compared to other things you could be making in the time taken to make a couple of kilos of salt .

David
 
Cassie Langstraat
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found this! so fricking cool and filmed super well.

 
Michael Cox
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I was recently on the Isle of Arran, off Scotland. We found a dilapidated stone hut on the shore line, and a pit (nor filled with water) that used to be a hand dug coal mine.

Hundreds of years ago, when salt was more valuable for it's preserving properties, there were small places like this where people hand dug coal to heat sea water and extract the salt. It was a grim, cold place. The coal seam they had been working was thin and low grade.
 
Rose Pinder
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Cassie's link for those that can't see the embedded vid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AabdlT58ULY

Great vid. I was surprised that they use a tall pot not a wide flat one. 1L seawater yields 2 tbspn salt.
 
Dale Hodgins
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