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There are a lot of survival skills in the wilderness that you have to learn. However, only a few skills are more important than learning how to hunt and how to find water. Knowing how to get water is probably more important, but having food to eat is also very important. You may have all the skills needed to get out alive but if you don’t have the energy to do those things because you haven’t eaten or drank water in days, then all of that would be for nothing.
The good news is there are a lot of animals and water sources in the wilderness. Now, there are a lot of ways to hunt and find water. However, some of them are so complex that it would take days for you to master them. You also have to take into consideration the availability of the materials needed. This is why it’s important to know primitive skills. You can check out this video to know a primitive way of hunting food.
You can make the throwing stick by finding a straight hardwood that’s about the thickness of your wrist and use a crotch of the tree to break it. The length should be around the length from your armpit to your hand.
Now in order to find water, all you need to do is go to a water source. How are you going to find one? Follow the animals! Look for trails or footprints because animals usually go to water sources to drink. You can also look up to see if you can find some birds circling. There’s a good chance that they’re circling a water source. If there are a lot of insects around you, there’s also a good chance that you’re near a water source. Animals also need to drink and they know where to get it. All you need to do is follow them.
Generally, free-flowing water is safe to drink. So if you can hear a creek nearby, go for it!
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