Through the years, I’ve heard many stories, horrible stories, about campers stranded out in the wild for days and days on end. Some of them never made it back to civilization, but those who survived and got back to tell the tale managed to find themselves a steady supply of the one thing that we can’t live without: clean water.
Unlike food, we can live without water for just a few days. If we’re in an extremely hot environment; that days can be cut to as little as just a few hours.
The problem with surviving for extended periods of time in the wilderness is that there’s no way that you can carry enough water, equipment and food with you to last for weeks. Hence, if you’re a prepper who knows his priorities, you already know that you need to acquire the survival skills (and tools) to find what you need in the wile, before you boldly go where no camper has gone before.