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Water transpiration bag

This is a water transpiration bag. It is so simple and works great for acquiring water during survival. It produced a lot more water than the solar still that we tried. Of course, if the ground had more water in it, the result may have been different with the still, but I prefer the transpiration bag since it is so much easier. You do not sweat as much as you do with digging the whole for the solar still.

All you do with the transpiration bag is pick a big leafy branch or branches, put a small clean rock in the bottom of the bag to hold a low spot in the bag, close the bag around the branches and seal it tight so no air gets out. The heat of the day will cause water to evaporate from the tree on to the inside of the bag and then drip to the bottom where the rock is and form a puddle that you can drink. As long as the bag and rock are clean and the tree is not poisonous it will be cleaner water than you get from your sink. Since it was evaporated before it formed on the bag and turned to a vapor state it couldn't hold impurities.

When you're ready to drink it, cut or rip a small tear in the bottom and let the water run into your mouth. Then tie a knot to close up the whole you made and do it again later or the next day.

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