Soil moisture pit

by Sean Semple
(St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada)

1. Dig a hole 2m x 2m x 1m.
2. Take an empty water bottle and cut the top off.
3. Make a small hole in the center for the bottle.
4. Cover the large hole with a sheet of plastic wrap.
5. Place a small rock on the plastic wrap over the water bottle.
6. Let the sun do its job.

The water bottle should fill at least once a day, which is enough to keep you alive. Probably won't work in cold weather.


Make sure you have the basic wilderness skills to safely enjoy your trip.

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Pure water in minutes

by Thomas
(Canada)


1. Dig a hole 1m x 30cm.
2. Dig a water bottle into the bottom of the hole.
3. Collect leaves from nearby trees.
4. Place leaves around water bottle in the hole.
5. Use a clear plastic sheet (like a clear tent ground sheet hint hint) to cover the hole.
6. Bury the edges of the plastic sheet.
7. Place a rock directly above the water bottle, on top of the plastic sheet.

This process works by allowing the sun to vaporize the water in the leaves. The water vapor then condenses on the plastic, and drips down to the lowest point (where the rock is), and water drips into your water bottle.

THIS ONLY WORKS ON SUNNY DAYS, AND WHEN EXPOSED TO DIRECT SUNLIGHT.

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Getting water

by Boby Lee
(Sudbury ON Canada)

You would need a small container of any size, something just like (suranwrape) (the clear plastic stuff), a small heavy rock, NON-DRY leaves and a smaller bowl ex: bottle cap.

Put the bottle cap in the center of the container, place NON-DRY leaves around it then place the (suranwrape) on the bucket leaving some slack. Then place the rock on the (suranwrape) so it sags on the top of the bottle cap. Therefore the water will evaporate on the suranwrape, then leek down into the bottle cap.

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