Playing Obsidian Entertainment’s Grounded on a medium or hard difficulty requires you to drink and eat to survive.
After starting the game, you will have nothing at your disposal at first. You’ll be required to hunt for food and drink water to stay alive.
There will be puddles of water around but they’re mostly contaminated and it will reduce your HP if you drink them.
Here’s how you can get clean water in Grounded at first.
Look for water droplets
The easiest way to get water in the beginning of the game without building anything is by finding water droplets.
Water droplets are located at the tip of grass but not all will have them.
The game may initially guide you towards clean water so you will learn how to find them.
Otherwise, you can just climb on top of grass and jump from one grass to another. You will be able to locate at least one droplet of water.