Originally Posted By: Susan
I always hated to see people in westerns drain the last drop of water from their canteen and then toss it. What were they planning on putting water in if they found any? Movie directors are dummies.

That is normally done by the writers for dramatic effect, not meant as a lesson in survival.

I say this as an amateur dramatic writer.

Jeanette Isabelle
"I have no quarrel with you, good sir knight, but I must cross this bridge." Arthur, Monty Python and the Holy Grail