Day 3: Survival tips

Side note: In an amusing counterpoint (amusing to me, anyway), I just wrote a blog celebrating my one-year wedding anniversay over at http://felicitybloomfield.wordpress.com although if the lovely hubbie gives me a “Genuine Castaway Experience” he’ll be in biiiig trouble.

When it comes to water in the tropics, rain is your best bet. The best type of catcher is a large cloth, like a tarp or a sail (or, if you’re me, a voluminious skirt).

Some further advice on liquids (from http://www.survivaliq.com/ ):

Fluid Remarks
Alcoholic beverages Dehydrate the body and cloud judgment.
Urine Contains harmful body wastes. Is about 2 percent salt.
Blood Is salty and considered a food; therefore, requires additional body fluids to digest. May transmit desease.
Seawater Is about 4 percent salt. It takes about 2 liters of body fluids to rid the body of waste from 1 liter of seawater. Therefore, by drinking seawater you deplete your body’s water supply, which can cause death.

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