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Re: [at-l] Water Filters



>>> Daryl Lucas <TrailSnail@webtv.net> 03/09/00 04:39PM >>>
Was interested in your opinions concerning water filter types. Best
design, easy of use, reliability. Tips and suggestions too. Thanks!

### C A U T I O N: TROLL MESSAGE FOLLOWS:
Sloetoe fails to stiffle his laughter, siddling up with:
Filter? Water filter? Come ONnnnnn. You don't NEED no stinkin' water filter.
Ask yourself the simple question: What did hikers DO BEFORE water filters were "invented" by the fear-mongering Madison Avenue creeps, feeding off the response dollars of the gullible and ill-informed? Or ask yourself, why is it that Giardiasis sufferers ("Awg! He even said the word!") are recorded proportionally to those who "filter" and those who don't? "Wha!!" the weak-kneed stammer, "Don't be confusing us with the facts, boy!"
The fact is <note: humor ended> that, in the US of A, you're more likely to get GI distress from that hiker that just shook your hand, not the stream you're both drinking from. That gonna stop you from shaking hands? No.

Phew!
Well, *I* feel better.
Sloetoe
(Proud to be a Vector.)
(Yep. Jess' me 'n Warren. Out back. Suckin' it straight outten the stream.
Livinggggg large, we were.)

OK, a question:
If Wingfut didn't filter in a forest, and didn't get the trots, 
would anybody believe he hadn't actually hiked any at all?

Gotta look up "Giardia's Dirty Little Secret" (October '98 archives?) and find that great little limerick.


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