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8 Survival Water Mistakes That Could Make You Sick (Or Worse)

When it comes to survival, water is the most important part in the holy trinity (water, food, and shelter). You can survive more than 30 days without food, but only 3 or 4 days without water, even if you’re physically fit. Other than oxygen, water is the most important thing for human survival, which is why it’s so important to learn about water collection and purification.

Also, you should be aware that you are “leaking” water constantly through your breath and perspiration. If you don’t replenish it in time, dehydration kicks in. Things get worse in extreme heat, especially when combined with physical effort. In these conditions, you can become dehydrated in just a few hours. And the combination of dehydration, extreme temperatures, and physical exertion could kill you.

The first symptom of dehydration is thirst, obviously, but things get much worse shortly afterwards. Soon you experience weakness, nausea, lack of mental clarity, and a loss of appetite. All these things considered, finding and purifying water in a SHTF scenario should be your top priority.

Unfortunately, there are many mistakes one can make when dealing with water in a survival scenario. Here are 8 mistakes to beware of:

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