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Survival Friday: Most Water in Nature is Unsafe to Drink


Something we all should be aware of, but how many of us are?

Bob Mayer

Survival Friday: Excerpt from The Green Beret Survival Guide SurvivalFinal

The spread of Giardia has made most water sources that you used to be able to trust, unsafe.  Whatever purification system you use, make sure it will get rid of Giardia.  Giardia is spread through animal dropping (yes, a bear does crap in the woods and sometimes in the stream, lake or pond, or the rain runs into the water).  If you get this bug, it will seriously degrade you physically and reduce your ability to survive.

Then we have industrial and chemical pollution.  You have little idea what run off is going into the water.  So stay away from water:

  • That is near roads.  As a corollary to this, ever notice the sheen on a road as rain starts?  That’s all the oil and other pollutants in the road lifting up.  This is the most dangerous time for…

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JACQUIE BIGGAR  is a USA Today bestselling author of Romantic Suspense who loves to write about tough, alpha males and strong, contemporary women willing to show their men that true power comes from love.   She is the author of the popular Wounded Hearts series and has just started a new series in paranormal suspense, Mended Souls. She has been blessed with a long, happy marriage and enjoys writing romance novels that end with happily-ever-afters. Jacquie lives in paradise along the west coast of Canada with her family and loves reading, writing, and flower gardening. She swears she can't function without coffee, preferably at the beach with her sweetheart. :)

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