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Socrates Raramuri
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Plants that indicate ground water

This report was not easy to find. For folks interested in survival or in finding suitable locations in arid or semi-arid climates.
 
Buzz Tatom
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Great resource, Socrates Raramuri!

Another way that you can actually make water for yourself is to dig a hole in the ground about a 12"-18" deep by about 12"-18" wide and place a can at the bottom of the hole. Make sure that the hole will get direct sunlight. Then stretch a form of plastic over the hole and secure around the edge of the hole so that the entire hole is covered and the cover is tight and doesn't have any wrinkles in it. Once this is set up, place a small rock or object on top of the cover just above the can. Make sure the rock or object indents the cover about an inch. Once everything is set up you just leave it for a few hours. As the cover and hole are exposed to sunlight, condensation will build up inside of the hole. As everything condensates, it will collect on the cover and drip down into the can underneath the indent. Depending on how large of a cover you have, will determine how large of a hole you will need to make or the number of holes required for you to collect water.

Fortunately, I haven't had to use this strategy but I am glad I am prepared just in case I ever run into a situation where I run out of water. When I am out hiking, hunting or camping, I always make sure I have my day pack with me just in case. One of the necessities in my pack is a large plastic poncho. You never know when you might run into inclement weather. I also make sure that I have one in case I get stranded or lost while looking at some of those ranches. I just like to be prepared and if I ever get lost I'll at least have my plastic poncho and the ability to collect fresh, drinkable water.
 
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