Sourcing water on the move in wilderness travel is a major consideration. When crossing lesser known lands the ability to read the land is paramount – looking for key-lines or geological strata, folds or kinks in the land, low points, vegetation, lees of rocks or dune, banks and so on. It will be important to develop a sixth sense for these features and when siting the camp you will focus in on these features and head for those in order to locate your camp near a water source. In order to develop this water ‘sense’ then it is useful to practice sourcing water from unusual places. When you travel or walk around spot the different places you see water either seeping from or collecting, looking out for saturated land or geological features. You never know when this animal sense will come in very useful.
December 4, 2010
water, water everywhere….
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