How to find drinking water in the wild?
- Search around for a stream or a river. Flowing water generally is more clear. If possible, find traces of birds or animals. If they drink that water, you may drink also.
- If you could not find a flowing water source, but find a water pool, then check if there exists any water insects in it. If there are, then you can drink it. However if you have a metal container, it is better to boil it first.
- Rain is a very good water source. It is tasteless. But, it is clean, and easily for later consumption if you have a container.
- You can lick dew on green leaves early in the morning.
- If it is very cold and you can find some snow or ice then you can eat them in order to fulfill your thirst. Of course, if you have a pot and fire, it is better to melt and boil it before drinking.
- Never drink sea water, urine or any salty water. If you do so, you will increase of your body. So, never do it.
- Follow the traces of animals. All animals know water resources in order to survive. They can lead you to that water source if you follow them.
- Some plants contain water in their stems or roots. Check them.
- Dig a hole on the ground if you are in a forest. Check if water seeps from the walls of the hole. Try it at different places.
Signs of wildlife that shows the existence of a nearby water source
If you have only sea water or similar salty water, you should desalinate it before using.
The simplest method ofis to vaporizing and then condensing water. If you have a metallic container, you can boil salty water in it. While boiling, put a towel or similar cloth on top of the container and let it absorb vapor. Then you can squeeze the towel to obtain water drops, or you can suck it.
I will continue to write similar notes in my coming articles.