water


Filtering water

Hopefully you’ve already read this post on finding water, if not take a quick look. Here I want to look at filtering, that is removing solids, often refered to as particles or particulates, from water.  That could be tiny pieces of soil, leaf or other organic matter that you can see floating around.  It’s important […]

filtering water | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

Gypsy well the next day

Finding water

With almost 75% of the surface of our planet covered in water, it is essential for life.  Our bodies are composed of an average of 60% water*.  We can go 3 days without water, although many critical body functions start to suffer much sooner than this (including the ability to think clearly), so it’s imperative to find […]


Gypsy Well 1

A gypsy well, sometimes known as an Indian well, is a hole dug to collect water.  Typically they’re dug in a place where the water table is just below ground level, so on low lying ground or damp ground.  I’ve also dug one in an almost dried up small stream bed.  You might be able to use […]

Gary digging the gypsy well