Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Bushcraft - Central Texas Style - Natures Puzzle

Natural Pond

Natural sources of water are always a priority in a survival situation. Natural springs are also a good source of fresh water and can often be found collecting in natural depressions.  The natural pond pictured above is fed by a fresh water spring. The water is clear and cold and creates a nice "swimming hole" to help with a hot summer day. 

This pond overflows into a small creek that feeds into the river further along. It was probably close to twenty or twenty-five feet wide and a good 8 to 10 feet deep. It also contained some nice size perch. They could have made a decent meal if required for my survival.

Survival is often like fitting the pieces of a puzzle together. Nature gives you the pieces of the puzzle and it's up to you to make use of them. As you fit more pieces of the puzzle together, thinks will start to look a little clearer and your survival will be a lot easier.

Got pieces of nature's puzzle?

Staying above the water line!



Anonymous said...

Man, I'd LOVE a cold spring fed pool of sweet water at our little spread. Springs in fact are not common down here, they exist but in very isolated pockets.

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 12:40

I've got a small pool on the creek at my place but the water is down to a trickle because of the drought.

Hopefully, one day we can get back to normal rainfall patterns.

Thanks anon.


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