Apart from immediate medical needs or escaping severe weather, finding water in a survival situation is your most important priority.
In most cases, depending on where you are, you can endure without a cache of food or shelter or even fire, but without water, your situation can migrate from worrisome to grave to dire in a matter of just days.
If the situation you are in is in a warm, dry place, say a desert, “days” can become “hours” very quickly.
You need about two quarts of water a day to survive and if you are in a survival situation that water might not be readily accessible.
Fortunately, with a little ingenuity you can find or create ways to ensure you get access to life saving water, no matter where you find yourself.
Read more on the next page on how to find the water you need to survive.