Desert Survival: Tips for Finding Water

It has been criticized as the only land on earth to have a permanent body of water. Many factors affect personal water needs Temperature, humidity, wind, sun exposure, clothing, physical condition, food cravings Daytime temperatures 21 degrees Celsius are ideal for walking in this desert winter but humidity is very low and the sun is still very hot She may feel it is a good idea to wear long pants, a shirt and a hat to limit water loss. At the foot of these mountains, small snowfalls can be seen. The best way is to walk only at night or in the cold hours and rest in the cool shade of the day.

I found a reservoir baptized a few weeks ago and this water is still there . Algae growing on wet and moist sand ensures water availability at least from time to time and then, in the short run, I find a stream of clean, fresh water to drink. You can live To limit the risk I expect clear flow of water on rocky or sandy ground Simple taste test helps determine the quality of the water This water tastes good but I want to get closer to the source As I go out into the valley I find more pools Rock and sand serve as a natural filter to purify water This pool seems to have been filtered in the ground above . There are tiny dead insects floating on the ground.

This is not evidence that the water is poisonous. Insects are attracted to natural water sources and have a short lifespan of a few days to a few months . If there are large insects, I will remove them so that I do not destroy them . Needs should never be underestimated: These winter days I drink gallons or four liters of water a day in the desert and I am very thirsty . In the hot summer months I need about three gallons or twelve liters a day.

I recommend that you use it or please register and leave a small oven to boil the water before drinking .

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