Nearly every isolating event details the need for water. Many ingenious methods of locating, procuring, purifying, and storing water are included in the recorded experiences of you. Whether isolated in temperate, tropic, or dry climates, water may be one of their first and most important needs. The priority of finding water over that of obtaining food must be emphasized
Individuals may be able to live for weeks without food, depending on the temperature and amount of energy being exerted, but a person who has no water can be expected to die within days. Even in cold climate areas or places where water is abundant, you should attempt to keep their body fluids at a level that will maintain them in the best possible state of health. Even in relatively cold climates, the body needs two quarts of water per day to remain efficient.
You should be aware of both the water sources available to them and the resources at their disposal for producing water.
IP may obtain water from carried storage, reverse osmosis pumps or flex packs found in various survival kits. Flex packs provide approximately four ounces of water per package. Knowledge of issued water procurement systems and the amount of water they may provide is extremely important.
Carrying Extra Water
You should always carry extra water during their missions. The initial shock of the isolating event can produce feelings of confusion and thirst and having additional water containers available will benefit you. The issued items containing water should be stored and protected for times when natural sources of freshwater are not available.
Naturally Occurring Water Sources
Naturally occurring water sources include:
• Surface water, including streams, lakes, springs, ice, and snow.
• Precipitation, such as rain, snow, dew, and sleet.
• Subsurface water, such as underground springs and streams.
Indicators of Possible Water
Several indicators of possible water include:
• Presence of abundant vegetation of a different variety such as deciduous growth in a coniferous area.
• Drainages and low-lying areas.
• Large clumps of plush grass and/or vibrantly colored vegetation.
• Wells or cisterns, for indication of underground water sources.