Sunday, June 23, 2013

Desert Survival Skills Practice - Part One - Checking the Dry Stream Bed



Dry Stream Bed

Spent some time following a dry stream bed to see if we could locate some shallow pools of water. When checked, the ground was fairly moist just below the surface and several locals indicated that there had been some rain recently in the area. This indicated that there was an extremely good chance of finding a source of water nearby.

Being able to read the signs and then using them to find a source of water can be extremely critical to your ability to survive in a desert environment.

When you're spending some time in the desert, it's a good time to practicing your desert survival skills.

Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The classic advice for finding water in dry stream beds is examine outside course bends, where deeper holes with silt fill accumulates. This same advice for dropoffs where a hole is dug out. Also search areas where the slope is less severe - water runs offs the steeper course, obviously.

riverwalker said...

To: anon 8:45

Good advice.

My next post will highlight some of the results of my search.

Thanks anon.

RW

joecoles said...

Unique Outdoor Survival Skills

Don't you find it ironic that even with all this scandalously expensive education, people today know so little?

If they can't even fix their car, how are they supposed to handle a - let's say - long term food shortage?

You can't possibly hope they'd know how to garden and produce their own food, save seeds for next year, and use leaves plowed under to fertilize the soil.

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Watch this short video now and discover a set of unique and fantastic survival skills used and perfected by our ancestors.

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Click here to watch video!

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Sarah Parton said...

Surviving the woods is much easier compared to surviving the desert. However, with skills such as excavating water from dry stream bed – survival in the desert is possible. Learn more on desert survival here: http://wildernessmastery.com/survival/desert-survival.html

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