Re: Drinking stream water in the hills
Treat ya water. End of. It aint worth the risk!
Go look at various sites online about the effects of not treating water. Simple.
Prevention is better than cure.
I concur with drg andy.....I remember that article....yuk!!! And russmills, too!
Plus, some bugs can harbour in you over years and years....once they reach a certain number inside you....well, you get ill.....to put it mildly.
Often when people get some kind of food poisoning, it is not as a direct consequence of "that curry" from the night before.
It is often the case of another crap meal from several nights previous OR simply poor hygiene.
I once saw a fell runner drink from a perfectly legit stream....I wandered along on my walk only to see a rotting sheep in said stream.....
I too drank from the water untreated until a couple of trips put paid to that....
All said and done, bugs affect everyone differently.....some people are more robust....just like with insects etc....its all swings and roundabouts, really.
So, better to be safe than sorry
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