Water Crisis Survival

Water Crisis Survival – How to Locate Concealed Sources of Water

 

Water Crisis Survival – How to Locate Concealed Sources of Water

By Bren Fisher

The sources of water that will be available in your area may be considerably different from what you are used to.

Shelter in Place

If you are going to shelter in place at home during an emergency situation you need to know that there are covered sources of water there that you can make use of. One thing you should bear in mind, if you lose your inbound water supply shut off the valve that controls it so what’s still in the system won’t run back into the main system. To get to this water you need to let air into the pipes to let the water drain out. The water from the pipes should still be clean and safe to drink.If you have any concerns at all just boil it.

If you had the foresight to to store some water, that may lessen your concern a little. If you have house plants, another thing you can do is to put clear plastic bags on their branches to collect the condensation that is expired by the leaves. Canned food contains a quite a bit of liquid as well but remember that when you eat digestion requires water as well. If you opt to collect rain water you should purify it considering it has been washing off your roof. You need to be far more conscious of water in and water out to avoid dehydration. Outside temperature, heavy exertion, worry and feeling ill can contribute to water consumption.

If you aren’t able to shelter in place

If during an emergency you have to leave your house and you are not heading to some kind of refuge but are instead headed out into the woods this needs a bit more preparation to find sources of water in it. At the very least, you will need to have some equipment, a knife for example, something to carry water in like some bottles and something to make a fire with. Now if you have prepared a Go-Bag then you shouldn’t need to stress as all of your important equipment will be in it.

You won’t have too much trouble locating the various hidden sources of water that are so plentiful in the woods. Most likely one of the least difficult ways is to tie something about your ankles, like rags or socks and stroll through dew soaked grass, but remember sweating uses water so no running. The cloth tied to your ankles collects the dew and you can ring it out and collect that water. Another collection point can be in the trunk of a tree where the dew can trickle down, but again all all collected water should be purified by boiling, and if if you didn’t manage to get a lot of water then catch the steam from above the pot also. Didn’t bring a pot, make use of a bark bowl. Watching the animals and birds is also a useful way to locate sources of water. Like all other insects, ants and bees have to have water however bees can travel up to 5 miles going for water so be careful when checking out their flight path, but ants generally stay fairly close to their home and if you see them climbing up a tree or something like that they could be going to a hidden water source. Birds are also an indicator of sources of water, especially the species that feed on seeds and grains as they have to have more water than birds that eat meat or carrion as they will get water from the flesh they consume.

 

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Lower lying areas, clefts in rocky locations, and tracts of herbage in an otherwise barren environment can also hold concealed sources of water. Animal and bird spoor on a repeatedly used game trail can also mark a local water source. As a training exercise for prepping or just for having a excuse to go out into the bush, pick up the kids, a hunting knife and a guide book on how to find sources of water and go for a hike and see if you can actually recognize one.

For more information on the best way to find sources of water. Check out these articles. You will find them very helpful.

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