I know this sounds kind of silly - but I felt incredibly empowered today. I pumped and filtered my own water. (I'm carrying a tiny tripod if you are wondering). It just really set in - I have my own food, my own shelter, and now can provide water - I am off the grid and it feels amazing! This was a pretty creek/stream. All the rain has made finding water easy. Above is also a picture of what the majority of water sources look like - not as pretty - but they work.