Water is the key component to life here on earth.
We are mostly water and can last about three days without water before dire consequences – including death – sets in.
That time frame is sped up depending on the environment you find yourself in – in a hot climate where you shedding water via sweating and urinating, you likely will suffer negative side effects of water deprivation earlier.
In the Spring time, water is usually abundant in all but the aridest of environments.
As winter snows melt, just about every stream or river runs fast and full and the surrounding area is close to being waterlogged.
The key is knowing where and how to collect water when you find it.
We cover several ways of collecting non-saline, fresh water in a survival situation on the next page.