Dew Trap

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Dew Trap
Condensation Traps are good, but what if the vegetation is too high or there isn’t enough of it? A Dew Trap works in most environments. It consists of digging a small roundish hole (usually 1 to 2 feet in width and depth). In the bottom of the hole place a container, cover with a clear plastic sheet. Place earth on the sides of the sheet to stop it from moving (but not enough to create shade in the hole) then place a stone onto the sheet above the container. In the morning the sun will heat the inside of the hole with the bag acting like a greenhouse, the moisture will evaporate and condensate once it touches the bag, the water droplets will then run down and gather at the lowest point above the container before dripping into it.