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How to find water in the Desert!

You may be saying to yourself what would I ever be doing in a desert.  Hey life has a way of making you eat the words you put out. So if your going to eat those words you should atleast have some water to do so with in the desert.

Deserts are areas that receive less than 10 inches (250 mm) of precipitation a year. They are hot and dry during the day and cold at night. The most important thing you need in a desert is water. Here are ways to find it.

Look for wildlife, like birds in a tree, or insects (especially flies, mosquitoes).Wherever there is wildlife, there is probably a source of water nearby.redtailedhawk

  • Sometimes birds circle over water.
  • Bees fly in a straight line to and from water up to 1,000 meters away.[1]

Dig in dry stream or river beds and/or near vegetation. If the soil is damp just under the surface, keep digging a hole until water seeps into it. Use your hand to drink it, or soak it up with fabric and wring the water into your mouth. Or, if you’re prepared, follow the steps in How to Make Water in the Desert.46771888

  • Cottonwoods, willows, sycamores, hackberry and cattails are likely to be near groundwater.[2]
  • The more familiar you are with the vegetation in the desert you’re in, the better your chances of finding water.

Look for water around and under rocks, which slow evaporation. Be sure to check for scorpions first as they are also lurking under rocks.670px-Find-Water-in-the-Desert-Step-3

Look for dew. Gather dew drops on vegetation before sunrise by soaking them with a clothing article and squeeze it into a container, or straight into your mouth. Another way to get dew drops is to turn over half-buried rocks. The coolness of the rock’s surface can collect several dew drops.

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  • Turn over half-buried stones in the desert just before dawn and dew will form on their surface.[1]

 

Search for cacti. Be careful, though, as some cacti are poisonous. If you cut it open and the cacti has a milky colored liquid in it, it’s poisonous. If not, it is probably really cool water, be sure to look for that type. See How to Test if a Plant Is Edible.Desert_Cactus_Wallpaper__yvt2

  • The prickly pear cactus is an great example of a cactus that is safe to eat and contains a lot of moisture.
  • Be careful of the barrel cactus out there. Some are poisonous.

 

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Lower Your Blood Pressure

Vegetarian diet may lower your blood pressure

Nearly a third of American adults have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Often called the “silent killer” because it provides few warning signs, hypertension increases a patient’s risk for heart attack and stroke.

A healthy blood pressure is 120/80 mm HG. Previous studies have shown that each increase of 20/10 mm Hg in that number doubles the patient’s risk of cardiovascular disease. But lowering that top number just 5 mm HG can reduce your chances of dying from cardiovascular disease by about 7%. And eating more fruits and vegetables may be a good way to do that, according to the new study, published Monday in the scientific journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

Many factors could be affecting the vegetarians’ blood pressure. Vegetarian diets are often lower in sodium and saturated fats, while being higher in fiber and potassium.

Vegetarians also tend to have lower body mass indexes because fruits and vegetables are less energy dense – meaning you can eat more of them for fewer calories.

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This is me trying to be a good girl with #CompassPose. Upright? Check! No movement and pressure on broken wrist? Check! -@islarosete
This is me trying to be a good girl with #CompassPose. Upright? Check! No movement and pressure on broken wrist? Check! –@islarosete
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We have a new breed of flying fish in #Orlando and her name is @jennsweetieyogi ha
ha this was my first time & I had some great teachers! Thanks Jenn &@jadealectra for expanding my practice @-sequellife
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