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#126

goldierocks
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11 September 2018 03:27 pm

227dick wrote:

life straws work I had them when I was overseas there are dozens of water bacterial diseases which boiling wont get the biggest thing is if diarrhea starts you need to stop and get fresh bottle water into youself and see a doctor I know you don't want to here carry more water but it is a more sensible solution and life straws as a back up plan only I live on propertys and water is only in dams were cattle die pigs swim in pelicans s@#t in it if you are walking from camp for the day 4lt water is what you need to carry if the dam has a green scum around the edge I have had hunters who have been lost and they have drunk the dam water and got sick and their throat all inflamed and need medical help and some were only lost for a day or 2

Yes, you have to be really desperate - if dying of thirst, diarrhoea should finalise your dehydration - permanently...


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I have kleptomania, but when it gets bad, I take something for it.

#127

Mr Magoo
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11 September 2018 03:35 pm

227dick wrote:

life straws work I had them when I was overseas there are dozens of water bacterial diseases which boiling wont get the biggest thing is if diarrhea starts you need to stop and get fresh bottle water into youself and see a doctor I know you don't want to here carry more water but it is a more sensible solution and life straws as a back up plan only I live on propertys and water is only in dams were cattle die pigs swim in pelicans s@#t in it if you are walking from camp for the day 4lt water is what you need to carry if the dam has a green scum around the edge I have had hunters who have been lost and they have drunk the dam water and got sick and their throat all inflamed and need medical help and some were only lost for a day or 2

Trouble is, in some parts of the world contamination is everywhere. I remember catching an over night ferry in Eastern Borneo. The kitchen was to the rear of the boat before you finally got to a corridor where to the left and right you could step Into one of four filthy squat, drop toilets that dumped straight into the river below. That was fine.
It wasn't till the dishes were needing done did the hygiene become a real problem. The dishes were done in a bowl on the floor of that toilet hallway while the bowl was being filled by water being pumped up from the very rear of the ferry after the toilets. The now 'clean' plates where stacked up against the steps into the filthy drop toilets. So when ever someone came out of the toilet, what ever was collected on their feet, just dropped onto the plates. argh You just could not escape the filth on this river. They used to for everything.
Yep, the missus and I both ended up very sick. Fortunately I had, had the foresite to bring antibiotics with us.

#128

227dick
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11 September 2018 03:53 pm

world health org say 3.4 million die a year from the water

#129

Mr Magoo
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11 September 2018 04:04 pm

227dick wrote:

world health org say 3.4 million die a year from the water

Local hospital has ten very sick kids from drinking dam water. Village well dried up so the villagers turned to the dam for water. Hasn't ended well.


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