Finding Water in the Wilderness

A survival expert describes several techniques for finding water if and when you're lost in the wilderness.



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The belowground setup of a solar still. The tube allows you to drink water from the cup without dismantling the still.
TOM REED AND FRANK SHERWOOD
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Finding water in the wilderness can be as simple as collecting dew in a rag.
PHOTO: TOM REED AND FRANK SHERWOOD
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A sheet of plastic, a rock, some sort of collecting cup, and a plastic tube are the components of a solar still. Note also the digging stick.
TOM REED AND FRANK SHERWOOD
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A grass mate can function as a water filter.
TOM REED AND FRANK SHERWOOD
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The finished solar still in use.
TOM REED AND FRANK SHERWOOD
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Thistle, or "survival celery," can provide a limited source of water.
TOM REED AND FRANK SHERWOOD











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