The Right Water

How to find drinkable water on a tropical island

Boil the Water

  • If fresh water is available boil it for 2-3 minutes, just in case
  • Water should be brought to a rolling boil for one minute


  • Do not drink salt water even as a last resort, it will dehydrate you and make you want more to drink

Collecting from Vegetation

  • At night put plastic bags on the leaves of plants; this will collect the water the plants "sweat" out


  • Pour fine sand in a container with water
  • If the sand sinks the water is less contaminated
  • If the sand floats it's very contaminated