How to Melt Ice and Snow to Find Drinking Water to Survive
Water is extremely important to survival. Since the body is comprised of about 75%of water, it is no doubt that we need water on a regular basis. Did you know that humans can survive for weeks without food, but only a few days without adequate water? Even in cold climates, water can be crucial to survival.
Everyone knows the importance of water during the heat of summer, but water is equally important in cold weather, as well. You lose water by sweating during strenuous activity. Breathing is another way you lose valuable fluids. Dehydration promotes chilling and risk of frostbite or hypothermia.
Finding a source for safe drinking water should be a priority for you if you should ever become stranded in the wilderness. Don’t wait until the first signs of dehydration to set in before you start looking for water to drink. Finding water takes time and energy, so start early.
As in any survival situation, always look for surface water first. It is possible to find water in streams, lakes, and rivers, but more than likely, your supply of drinking water is bound to be in the frozen form of...