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Re: Re: Re: Re: Drinking Water for Hiking: Myths and Facts
"Chlorine bleach has a bit of a problem depending on the water quality. If there is a lot of decaying plant matter like leaves, nitrogen gets into the water, and the chlorine bleach can form c...

In Philosophy & Technique » Drinking Water for Hiking: Myths and Facts
February 24, 9:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Drinking Water for Hiking: Myths and Facts
John wrote: "There are several references to the Mueser book, which is not a scientific paper, but written by a hiker. Maybe he has appropriate references in his book to back up what he is st...

In Philosophy & Technique » Drinking Water for Hiking: Myths and Facts
February 24, 9:37pm

Re: Low relative risk vs. no risk
Hey, Buck, I agree that the quality of discussion in this thread has been amazingly good. Is this really the internet?? Can't someone please use the word "Nazi," or make an ad homi...

In Philosophy & Technique » Drinking Water for Hiking: Myths and Facts
February 24, 9:08pm

Welch
Hi, Buck, The Welch paper is referenced in my article, and I think it supports the overall conclusions I made. I would actually be very interested in hearing from anyone who knows of scientif...

In Philosophy & Technique » Drinking Water for Hiking: Myths and Facts
February 24, 3:21pm

incubation period and prepatent period
Since we're seeing a lot of different figures on incubation time, I did some more research. There's a prepatent period, which is the time from infection with a parasite to when the bugs rea...

In Philosophy & Technique » Drinking Water for Hiking: Myths and Facts
February 24, 12:18pm

through-hikes
"Lots of people are out longer than 7 days, the average time to symptomatic Giardiasis." Yes, that's why I also pointed out the evidence from data on through-hikers that water treatm...

In Philosophy & Technique » Drinking Water for Hiking: Myths and Facts
February 24, 11:25am

Re: RE
"I treat ALL water in the backcountry. Being miles from help, and alone, is no place to be getting Giardia or other dysentary type illnesses." Giardia takes several weeks to incubate, so...

In Philosophy & Technique » Drinking Water for Hiking: Myths and Facts
February 24, 11:00am

thanks for the comments!
Hi, all, I'm the author of the article. Glad to see that some people are finding it helpful! 'Agreed, it's perhaps a made-up "statistic." SF's most recent (2009) wat...

In Philosophy & Technique » Drinking Water for Hiking: Myths and Facts
February 23, 3:32pm

cute!
Now, that's a cute picture!! Makes me want to go back and reproduce some more.

In Philosophy & Technique » How necessary are poles with snowshoes?
February 20, 5:41pm

self-arrest
Cool pictures, Eric. I stand corrected. But. Self-arrest is hard enough with an ice ax. Many people learn how to self-arrest with an ice ax, and when the time comes they don't succeed. Th...

In Philosophy & Technique » How necessary are poles with snowshoes?
February 18, 5:00pm

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