Digging a Seep

1. Find an area with a damp ground. Usually, low lying areas can produce more water since water flows downhill. (You can also dig a seep next to a lake, stream or pond by digging back from the edge.)


2. Neighboring your damp area, begin to dig a hole about 2 - 3 feet across and about a foot deep.


3. If there are rocks nearby, line your hole with them. This will help in preventing any type of sediments to be mixed in with the water. (For example, when you scoop the water) Always line the bottom as well as the sides, while trying to position the stones as close as possible. (like a puzzle)



4. Let water begin to fill the hole.


5. Scoop out the dirty, muddy water in order to remove as much sediment as possible. Allow any remaining sediment to settle out completely until the water is clear. Repeat this process several times, stirring up the sediment before beginning to scoop. (This process can take several hours or can be done over several days.) 


NOTE: Filter the water through a cloth to remove sediment. If you have the means, boil it before drinking.

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