Water for survival
Water will be as necessary as food,you will obviously not want to eat bad food and so its equally important for you to have good water.
Depending on where you are or where you plan on surviving will vary from easy to extreme on finding/getting decent water.
I`d like to list some tips which will be helpful in a survival situation,as well as get tips from others.
A solar still imo is the best way to get clean water,from salty,dirty etc water.
They are simple to make,so long as you have a plastic sheeting,such as for example a large garbage bag.
Depending on preparation and room available,a solar still can be made from Perspex.
Which will last longer than a plastic bag,simply make a pyramid from the Perspex which can be erected easily on site,at a guess I`d say a meter square
at its base.
Here`s some pics of simple solar stills.
Fresh water from the coast
I`ve not tested this though I will shortly,its said if you go over the dune on the beach and dig until you come to water,the first inch to two inch`s
will be fresh,as salt water is denser than fresh water.
I may try this on the weekend,just for the experiment.
Water from tree`s
Depending on the vegetation around you,water from tree`s maybe very helpful.
Once again you will need a plastic garbage bag,find a branch which has a lot of green foliage in case it with the bag,have a corner of bag pointing
straight down and seal as best as possible the opening of the bag,the moisture from the leaves will condensate as like a solar still and will gather
and run to the bottom corner.
Water on the move
If your on the move and fortunate enough to find water as you go,it’s a great investment to get a small portable water filter.
Such as Katadyn Water Filters Seen Here
Water from streams may look clear and fresh,however you never know what is up stream,such as a dead animal contaminating it.One of the last things you
will want is to become ill in a survival situation.
The filters can be used on any type of water and cleaning the filter is simple as wire brushing the ceramic core to remove the build up.