Providing water in the jungle, finding clean water in the jungle, water from bamboo.

Water issues in the jungle are relatively simple. There is no need to complain about the lack of water. Streams and streams, hollows filled with water, swamps and small ponds are found in the jungle at every step. However, use water from such sources with caution. 

Providing water in the jungle, finding clean water in the jungle, water from bamboo.

Often the water in the jungle is infected with helminths, contains various pathogenic microorganisms, the causative agents of severe intestinal diseases. The water of stagnant and low-flowing water bodies has high organic pollution. In addition to the above water sources, the jungle has another biological.

It is represented by various water-bearing plants. One of these aquifers is the Equal Palm (Ravenala madagascariensis), called the tree of travelers. This ligneous plant found in the jungle and savannah of the African continent and Southeast Asia is easily recognizable by wide leaves located in one plane that resemble a loose peacock tail or a huge bright green fan.

Thick leaf cuttings have containers where up to 1 liter of water accumulates. According to our observations, one stalk contains 0.4-0.6 liters of fluid. A lot of moisture can be obtained from vines, the lower loops of which contain up to 200 ml of cool clear liquid. However, if the juice is tepid, bitter in taste, or colored, you should not drink it: it can be poisonous. To quench their thirst, the people of Burma often use the water that accumulates in the hollow stalk of the reed, which they call the savior of life. One and a half meter stalk of the plant contains up to a glass of transparent, slightly sour taste of water.

A kind of storage of water, even during periods of severe drought, is the king of the African flora baobab. In the jungle of Southeast Asia, on the Philippine and Sunda Islands, an extremely curious aquifer tree, known as malukba, is found. By making a v-shaped notch on its thick trunk and adapting a piece of bark or a banana leaf as a gutter, you can collect up to 180 liters of water. This tree has an amazing property: it is possible to get water from it only after sunset. But perhaps the most common bamboo aquifer plant. True, not every bamboo trunk stores a supply of water..

According to our observations, the bamboo containing water has a yellowish-green color and grows in moist places obliquely to the ground, at an angle of 30-50 degrees. The presence of water is determined by the characteristic splash when shaking. One meter bend contains, as our observations have shown, from 200 to 600 g of clear, tasteful water. Bamboo water maintains a temperature of 10 12 degrees even when the ambient temperature has long exceeded 30 degrees. A knee filled with water can be used as a flask in order to have a supply of fresh fresh water that does not require any pre-treatment of fresh water during the transition.

Based on materials from the book Man in extreme environmental conditions.
V.G. Volovich.

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