Topic: Finding fresh water should be more challenging  (Read 257 times)

« on: March 26, 2019, 12:50:43 AM »
If you think about it, one of the harder aspects of survival is finding freshwater. Just watch any Bear Grylls documentary.

I think finding water should be much more difficult. You should have to trek long distances up river to the original mountain stream (the game doesn't have such a feature yet), dig a well, use the well water in villages, boil rainwater, or boil fresh snow.

If you drink mire or sea or river water, you should get a stomach ache and diarrhoea. Do you know how much moss, bacteria or animal waste there is in there?

Ara D.

« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2019, 11:44:02 AM »
I partially disagree. In modern times you are absolutely correct surface water is suspect do mostly to pollution caused by people, industry, intensive agriculture, and human sewage. Iron age Finland would not have theses problems except for possible around the villages. Also to a smaller degree a person who has been drinking from natural sources in one area since birth would be better adapted to  the microbes of that water and less like to get sick form it than a foreigner who has been drinking chemically disinfected water for their whole life.