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John Rowling II
(jrowling) - F - MLife

Locale: Great Lakes Area
Pathogenic organisms sickness on 03/03/2007 05:36:07 MST Print View

What is a hiker to do if his water filtration method fails and the hiker falls deathly sick? I've tried to search BPL for a article but could not find one. I've used the MSR Mini Works filter and have never had a problem. But....who knows.
Thanks! John

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
pathogens on 03/03/2007 18:30:00 MST Print View

Consider carrying a wide spectrum antibiotic like Levaquin. If that doesn't work in ~2 days, you've probably got a parasite, in which case stay hydrated and c__p your way to the nearest trailhead, then start hitchin' into town.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: pathogens on 03/04/2007 06:04:58 MST Print View


Tom said, "and c__p your way to the nearest trailhead"

John Rowling II
(jrowling) - F - MLife

Locale: Great Lakes Area
Re: pathogens on 03/04/2007 06:30:03 MST Print View

Thanks for the advice on the Levaquin. I'll chheck that out.