Water Procurement

How to stockpile water in an emergency – how to treat and store water for long-term use

The average family of four uses about 400 gallons of water per day but you can get by with much less. According to government guidelines, for emergencies, it is recommended you store at least one gallon of water per person. About ¾ of the water would be used for consumption…
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How to make a basic clean earth filter (filtering water with gravel and dirt)

  The most basic of water filters is the clean earth filter. Although not ideal for producing crystal clear clean drinking water, it does have the added advantage of filtering out some components that other filters are unable to remove. For instance, a basic clean earth filter can filter out…
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Water Filtration – all about filtering water in a wilderness survival situation.

If the water you find is also muddy, stagnant, and foul-smelling, you can clear the water before purifying it.  Filtration removes the large, undesirable particles such as dirt and plant particles.  You can filter water by: By placing it in a container and letting it stand for 12 hours to…
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Water Purification – dangers and how to purify water in the wilderness

Rainwater collected in clean containers or from plants is usually safe for drinking. However, water gathered from lakes, ponds, streams, rivers, or swamps should be purified, especially if the water source is near human settlements or in tropical environments.  When possible, purify all water you get from vegetation or from…
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Water stills – how to build a water still to collect water in the wild

Above Ground Stills You can utilize water stills in various environments.  Even hot, arid desert habitats can yield water to a parched survivalist. Stills draw moisture from the ground or from plant material through the processes of evaporation and condensation. Various materials are required to build a still.  Some can…
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Water sources – how to find water in just about any circumstance

Introduction You are in the wilderness and you need water – finding water is critical.  You can only live three days without it.  What do you do?  Almost any environment has water present to some degree.  You just have to know where to look. How to look for water First,…
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Survival Skills

The most important survival lesson of all – all about water and dehydration in a survival situation.

Introduction Your body loses water through normal bodily processes such as sweating and urination.  A person loses and therefore requires an average of 2 to 3 liters of water daily.  Environmental factors such as heat, cold, and altitude as well as your level of activity can cause your body to…
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