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How do you drink from a wild coconut?

(edited to add) Thanks so much for the wonderful info, everybody! I've finished that coconut-drinking scene.

I'm writing a novel where a character has to drink from a wild coconut. I can find plenty of websites about cracking open store-bought coconuts with hammers and poking holes in coconuts with ice picks. But what if you were on a tropical island and had no tools? How would you drink from a coconut lying on the sand?
 
Extra questions:
Is the liquid inside coconuts usually called "milk", or is that inaccurate?
 
Would a fallen ripe coconut have enough milk to drink, or would you have to climb the palm tree and pick a green one?
 
What's the difference between a rind, husk, and shell? How many layers would you have to remove from a wild coconut?
 
Thanks so much!
Karen
 
P.S. I'll try to post in the intro thread soon.
Tags: ~food and drink (misc)
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