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Old 02-02-2018, 05:38 PM   #15
Woodly
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Traveling humans moved/carried most of the so called 'bugs' around and still do, think giardia [and many others],...but also animals which may or may not be infected but just carriers move it and poop it out...as in the photo above, right in the stream, beavers are another example.
A doctor recently told me that, immigrants are bringing all kinds of things to our country and many of us aren't immune when they are'. Sounds prejudicial except when you consider he is an immigrant and was talking professionally.
Most wild water I drank in years of back country hiking I tried to get running off a mossy cliff and often it was strained. I never was ill but any other water I treated or boiled.
Why take a chance?
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