Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Collecting Water by Condensation
A very simple way to collect fresh purified water in the wilderness is to tie a plastic bag around a tree branch. First, find a green, leafy branch that has good sun exposure and tie a large plastic bag tightly around it so that no air escapes. Place a small stone in one of the corners of the bag so the water that has evaporated from the tree leafs throughout the day will all drip down to one point. At the end of the day tear a small hole in the corner to collect the water and filter it through a piece of cloth such as a bandana to remove any debris. Simply tie up the corner and you can repeat this process for up to 3 days on the same branch. Happy Surviving!