How to Find Water in a Wild Environment

Browsing the YouTube site I found a very cool video that shows some techniques that are used to collect water in the middle of the Woods. I found it so interesting that I decided to put this video as this week’s post on the blog.

Attention: This video is not of my own, it is available on YouTube and I am just sharing with you.

The most important thing for life is water. The ideal is to drink at least 2 liters per day to maintain the health of the body. The body uses water in various internal processes, as in the circulation and digestion for example. If the person ingests less water than your body spends she gets dehydrated causing cells shrivel and stop circulation. The human being can withstand a maximum of three days without water. So, even in extreme situations like getting lost or isolated in a wild environment need to keep calm and find a source of water to ensure your survival. A good tip is to pay attention to the vegetation in the flight path of birds in urban areas and in the footsteps of the animals, which usually indicate a path to the water.

If the soil is muddy is a sign that there is water in it. In this case you should make a hole of 30 cm depth and diameter and waiting for it to fill with water. Another option is to store rainwater with any container or plastic sheets. If you are in a very cold environment can thaw the snow and drinking.

Even if you’re desperate never eat snow or drink other fluids such as blood, urine, salt water, fish and alcohol. These substances can accelerate the process of dehydration and impair your health seriously. If there is no source of fresh water as rivers and waterfalls around you must apply collection techniques. An alternative is to make a still underground, for this it is necessary to have pieces of plastic, a stone, a container, a tube and something to dig into.

The still causes condensation down the plastic to the container and can produce up to 1 liter of drinking water per day.

Another technique is the collection of perspiration, to use it you need to put a stone on the bottom of a plastic bag and tie it in a branch of a tree with leaves.

The moisture the plant produce is stored in the bag and can be consumed.

If you are near the coast can make a beach, digging a big hole behind a dune, then place stones on the bottom of the well (to separate the sand from the bottom of the accumulated water) and align the sides with wood so that the walls do not break.

The technique of the well can yield 20 litres of filtered water in a few hours.

Even if you’re near a river or another source of fresh water is necessary to filter and purify it to avoid contamination, the best option is to boil, but you can also use a cloth or homemade filter made of stones, plastic bag, sand and charcoal to get clean water and ready to drink.

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Charles Bryant. “HowStuffWorks-how to find water in a wild environment”. Published on 07 January 2008 (updated 28 November 2008)                                                           The complete article you can find by clicking here!

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