Intro: 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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