Birch Tree Sap

by Will

Birch trees are an excellent source of safe water - tap the tree as you would for a maple and allow the water to collect. It is much purer and safer than water gathered by other methods, having been filtered through the roots of the tree.


Before you head for the backcountry.

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Collect dew for drinking water

by Iva
(United States)

How To Find Water If You Are Not By A River Or If It Isnt Raining

How To Find Water If You Are Not By A River Or If It Isnt Raining

If it is hot during the day and cold during the night so in the morning there could be dew. If there is dew you might want to take your shirt off and tie it around your leg. Then walk around in grass for about as long as you like. Then your shirt will be wet so squeeze the water out of your shirt and into your canteen.

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Drinking from moss

by Bianca
(Corona, California)

If you are in an area that is moist you could probably find water in moss. Moss holds water and absorbs it, so find moss and squeeze really hard to get moisture out.

However, gather a lot of moss to get more moisture. The greener the moss, the more moisture it contains.

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Prickly Pear Cactus

by Camper John
(San Antonio)

Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly Pear Cactus

Use your knife to filet the outer skin of the prickly pear cactus. Wear gloves to protect yourself from the spines. Once the cactus leaf is filet, you can put it in a cloth and squeeze it and squeeze out some liquid.

The red fruit, called tunas, also has delicious juice in it.

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