“Don’t drink the salt water.” It’s what we’ve been told time and time again to avoid in survival situations. But why? Do you know why it’s important to stay away from ocean water and to look for rivers or streams if you’re lost out in the wilderness?
If you’re not sure, or even if you’re fuzzy about the details, take a read through the article linked to below. While yes, it may be information you’ve heard time and time again, it bears repeating just one last time – just enough so that you truly understand why it’s so important to stay away from salty water sources if you’re ever in the wilderness.
Because if you understand the science behind it, behind why salt water can dehydrate you, you’ll understand that in any survival situation, you should do your absolute best to refrain from drinking this type of water. Drilled into your head because of your understanding of the science behind things, you likely won’t be even remotely near tempted to drink the water if such an unfortunate situation happens to you.