This section is from the book "The Boy Mechanic Vol. 2 1000 Things for Boys to Do", by Popular Mechanics Co.. Also available from Amazon: The Boy Mechanic, Vol2: 1000 Things for Boys to Do.
When on a walking tour through the woods or country, it might be well to provide a way to procure water for drinking purposes. Take with you several feet of small rubber tubing and a few inches of hollow cane of the size to fit the tube.
In one end insert the cane for a mouthpiece, and allow the other end to reach into the water. Exhaust the air from the tube and the water Will rush up to your lips. - Contributed by L. Alberta Norrell, Augusta, Ga.