6 Incredibly Reliable Ways To Procure Water In The Wild

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Obviously, streams, rivers and lakes can provide water in the wild, but what if there are none around?

1. Swarming insects

Look for swarming insects: they need water too and don’t stray far from a source.

2. Animal tracks

Animals are creatures of habit, and tend to follow the same routes through the undergrowth.

They know where the water is, so game trails will, ultimately, lead you to water. Similarly for bird flight paths, though the distances they cover can be much greater.

3. Transpiration bag

If you’re in bushy vegetation, and you know which plants aren’t poisonous, you can collect water with a plastic bag simply by tying it around part of a leafy bush or tree branch.

Put a rock in the bag to form a low point for the water to gather.

Over the course of a day, water will transpire from the plant and collect in the bag.

4. Collecting rainwater

A suspended tarp or plastic sheet, weighted in the middle with a rock can be used as a shelter as well as a rainwater catchment device.

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