Resiliency is part of our DNA as humankind. Our ancestors had passed on great genes that allowed us to evade the risk of extinction. Our innate resourcefulness has saved us time and again. This trait is more likely to be highlighted in times of crisis and when we’re stuck in situations that call for great survival instincts, like collecting dew water for survival and the love of dear life.

Walk to drink

It’s not common for people to know the potential of dew water in helping someone last a few more days in the middle of nowhere, fighting for his dear life. This unpopular knowledge would most likely be part of military survival training, especially when a soldier is deployed to an unfamiliar territory, away from the city, or just somewhere where meeting one’s basic needs proves to be more difficult than expected. But scientists have started developing technology that uses dew water as a potential source of drinking water, not just a means for survival for those facing extreme situations, but like your normal day water drinking from your tap.

Dew on a leaf. Wikimedia Commons

Circling back to how dew water is used for survival, Command Sergeant Major T. S. Decker is our go-to person. In his video on, he demonstrated how dew water is collected. It’s literally a walk in the park (or a meadow, for that matter)! Check it out and see for yourself.

This comes with a disclaimer, though. Dew water isn’t always abundant, and the location plays a huge factor in this. Humid locations, such as the warm coastal tropics, are more likely to experience dew than arid areas. Humidity measures the amount of water vapor in the air. Warm, humid air is full of moisture that can condense during calm, cool nights, says an article grabbed from National Geographic.