While you are out and about on a long journey the main thing you need to think of how you can reach your destination safely?
Second thing you think is energy that is sustenance. In short food and water. Of course hygiene is the key for your survival as well especially if you are on a water for a long time or a deserted island. It could even be a sahara desert or atacama desert. The question is what not to do in such situation where you could get dehydrated
Convert sea water to a drinkable sweet water?
Know where you can make your stops during the journey to fill up your drinking water in case you are near by the shore. On a long journey the main thing you need to think of is how you can reach your destination safely?
Second thing you think is energy that is sustenance. In other words food and water. Of course hygiene is the key for your survival as well especially if you are on a water for a long time or a deserted island. It could even be a a sahara desert or atacama desert. The question is what not to do in such situation where you could get dehydrated.
Why do you see so much of the videos on You Tube talk about drinking water, surviving on drinking water for a month and so on?
Did you know that Camels store water which is drinkable by human. Arabs have been using sheep skin leather to store and carry drinking water as well.
Thinking of making a custom built machine to make water from thin air ?
If you want to see one person who uses a specially custom made dehumidifier to collect and reuse the water by passing it through a filter then here’s the video. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section about this hack which he used.
Reverse Osmosis systems
There are some specially built reverse osmosis systems. Anglers use these also as a source of drinking fresh water when on a motor boat or a yacht.These systems vary based on the kind of companies that manufacture them. The one I came across was a rainman reverse osmosis system. It has an intake that takes the sea water in and the turns it into a fresh drinking water. There are more models that also provide a brilliant result of producing drinking water through the sea water. Some of the models also have capability to be used on a sail boat and without the use of any generators. You may find more of these on a nautic expo website as well. >>>>Click here<<<<< To see more brands that produce fresh drinking water. Get to know their qualities, number of users and also their price. If you think its worth it then go for it.
Drinking water hacks
As we all know drinking water is very important to keep yourself hydrated. You need to make sure you don’t drink water in a huge quantity in one go as this could affect the kidney. This is because it would be a huge load instantly on your organs to filter the water for your body and then separate the excess and waste.
Carrying a plastic bottle is not a long term thing to do. It’s much easier for the water quality to deteriorate faster if the temp rises. The water could actually starts to smell. Taking small sips of water just about enough to make you feel alright is good. The benefit is your body won’t feel the pressure to release the waste. Remember, we can stay hungry and thirsty longer than we can hold the body waste.
This is the bottle that has been more talked about. It was also viewed on a TED talk by Michael Pritchard. You can find this even on amazon store.
During long journey’s what happens
As you travel for a long time, you either sit in the same position for a long time. Even if there is a movement that uses your energy its quite less. Temperature around you also affects your loss of water from you body. Also based on the age, gender and amount of physical activity can determine how much water you need to hydrate yourself. Having a bottled water is a good option because Airplane tap water is not really clean all the time. If you wish to know why then you should check out the this article by independant.
The Story that not many people like to think about
When you are lost at sea without any means of survival then you don’t have a chance to bring all the items with you. Imagine yourself on a nice yacht and its the night time. You go out on the deck for some reason you fall off, then there’s no tips and tricks that work to provide you drinking water.
In this situation its either do or die. You’ll be luck if you manage to float or happen to be on a canoe even because then you don’t get tired as fast as you would if you don’t any thing to hold on to. There are stories that are quite horrifying but people have still survived. Sometimes you can’t decide to go on a long distance journey and its just that unfortunate time of the day and you happened to be there. I hope it doesn’t happen to anyone. Still hope is what makes people survive and keep going along with their skill and quick thinking.
More alternatives available these days
What options do you have to quickly check make the water clean in case you didn’t know. Ever imagined how soldiers when they are far away and want to make the water drinkable do when they are thirsty. They use what they have around them to make it drinkable. Due to the discipline they have, they know not to waste such a valuable thing that can save their life. Using simply sand, tissue or a piece of clothing a bottle and some pieces of charcoal they used to make the water drinkable. Still after doing so, if you manage to boil the water, let it cool and then its good to drink.
As the technology has advanced and we can easily access mini filters that we can carry, it makes the process more simple. Knowing the method pays off in case a person faces such situation then you know how to get out of it. Then there’s a survivor method which are similar to the one below.
What if you are stuck in a snow?
Eating the snow is not an option. You can rather take some some from clean area and do 2 things:
- Fill up some of it in your drinking container and keep if close to you so it melts with your heat .
- You can use the same old method used in the jungle to start a small fire
You need to fill up some snow in a piece of cloth and tie it on a stick. Let it hang near the fire and keep your drinking container underneath. This way you can collect some water for yourself. Obviously if it important to stay warm, so you need to make sure that you first think of that too. Otherwise you may get hypothermia. As the heat from the body starts of leave from the head and face and the body and feat. Wear a proper warm hat to keeps your body heat intact. Assuming you do have thermal clothing on already.
These are some of the most well know methods used by people and also show to many people. If you have something better which can help other then please share with us and give your idea in the comment. Don’t forget to share and subscribe to our newsletter.