Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Finding Water


  • Look in valley bottoms where water naturally drains. If there is no stream or pool look for patches of green vegetation and dig there.
  • Dig in gullies and dry stream beds.
  • In mountains look for water trapped in crevices.
  • On the coast dig above the high water line, or look for lush vegetation in faults in cliffs: you may find a sping.
On a side note, be suspicious of any pool with no green vegetation growing around it, or animal bones present. It is likely to be polluted. Check edges for minerals which might indicate alkaline conditions. Always boil water from pools. In the desert, lakes with no outlets become salt lakes and water from them must be distilled before drinking.

24 comments:

  1. don't know where i'd be without some water

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  2. said it before and i repeat - noting XD
    very good useful info haha somehow i think
    if i am lost i will never notice about plants growing near hah so i might get poisoned thx for the tip

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  3. very interesting and informative
    +follow

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  4. Or kill a camel, cut a cactus or if everything else fails, drink you piss.

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  5. Wont the water be dirty though? With dirt and stuff?

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  6. Is any river safe to drink after you boil the water?

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  7. great, very useful tip. I've done some of this in my travels.

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  8. I'd prefer to collect rainwater if possible.

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  9. Are your feet wet? If yes you successfully found water.

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  10. What's the diagnosis for desert terrain? Not that I find myself playing in the sandbox all that often, but my fiancee and I recently had a spat about it.

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  11. You know, I've tried some water from the streams in the wilderness. Tasty stuff, actually. One of them was, as I was told, the purest water in Europe.

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  12. Very useful tips; I definitely need to learn more about surviving in the wilderness ^^

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  13. Lmao GM
    why would you kill the poor camel :(

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  14. If some pool of water looks like it's a pool water from hell, I'll probably ignore it. :)

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  15. Interesting. Hope I'll never have to use one of your tips though.

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