Kyle Harth
Kyle Harth

Potable water is one of the most important items you can have when preparing for and during any kind of a survival situation. While some will argue that firearms, food, shelter or fire are more important, according to Kyle Harth, water is the most vital. If you let your water levels go down in a crisis situation, Harth claims, you will decline physically and mentally. In essence, water procurement gives you the ability to accomplish all the tasks you need to perform to stay alive.

The single most important part of your water procurement is how much you need every day. According to Harth, the average male needs 3 liters per day, while the average female needs 2.2 liters per day. While these don’t sound like large amounts, you need to consider that you will first need to find a safe, consistent water source, and then filter and store any available water for the duration of your survival scenario.

Kyle Harth is a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served four years as an infantryman and 14 years in the Special Forces. Aside from his military background, he is an avid outdoorsman and hunter who believes in always being prepared for any situation in the field. Check out the video to learn more about his methods for finding safe water in an emergency.

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