Sadly, all of the woods around my area are either A) national forest, or B) private property. I finally found a nice large area of 3-4 mountains and a few valleys that i am allowed to go and have some fun "surviving" in. We won't really be needing for much, but me and a buddy want to scout out a place to make a small natural structure and campsite of some sorts, just to go out for a few weeks during the summer and live off the forest.
So we were out scouting yesterday, when i step into a wet spot on the ground. We dig down with sticks and find a very nice, flowing natural spring. We dug enough that it basically started a new creek down the mountainside.
Basically, we are really interested in setting up camp right near this spring. Everything is green around it even this early in the year and it is a beautiful spot.
I'm curious as to what you guys would do with a natural spring like this. We were thinking of digging out 2 routes for the water, one to use the bathroom in and one to drink from and swim in if we dig enough. We still need to test it to make sure it is safe, but there is no foul odor or anything like that.
We've got a load of tools at our disposal and im just wondering how I might best put this natural spring to work for our campsite (( We are thinking of making a small natural cabin of sorts, a fire pit, a blacksmithing area with a forge of sorts (very primitive) and maybe even plant some corn and other foodstuffs nearby.