Introduction: Make a Solar Still to Survive

If you are lost in the wild, with no water, this is an easy way to get water from the ground.

Step 1: Find a Location

Find a flat location larger than the still, which will be about 2 feet by 2 feet.

Step 2: Dig a Hole

Dig a hole with whatever is available that is about two feet across and one and half feet  deep.

Step 3: Add Some Vegetation

While not neccessary if you are in a humid location, tosssing some vegetation into the hole will add more moisture, and therefore, more water.

Step 4: Add a Container

Find a container to collect the water in, and place it in the center of the hole. I used the jar from my home-made survival kit.  

Step 5: Cover the Still

Use a piece of plastic to cover the hole. Make sure that all the edges are sealed with dirt or sand.Put a little dirt or sand or a rock in the center, so the plastic sags in the middle, over your container.  

Step 6: Wait

Wait 24 to 48 hours for your still to create some water. Do not open the still or you will let out all the moisture.   

Step 7: Drink the Water

After you have waited 24-48 hours, you can open the still, and drink the water.  

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