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[at-l] Flu in the backcountry
- Subject: [at-l] Flu in the backcountry
- From: MarvWelte%40aol%2Ecom
- Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 09:04:12 -0500 (EST)
I just had a new experience. The flu, or something very flu-like, in the
I was backpacking alone, and so I got some "what if" questions from my
spouse. When I go alone, I always go in pretty busy areas, and she already
knew the answer to the questions.
I spent the better part of 48 hours inside my sleeping bag, with a few urgent
trips outside. No one to fix me toast or tea, or to tuck me in. Immodium
took care of the diarrhea. I didn't have any of the pink stuff, and my
stomach was upset all of the time, and it didn't like water.
What I learned:
-Take a look inside your first aid kit. Take along enough Immodium and pink
stuff in solid form.
-I was not strong enough to hike out the first 24 - 36 hours, certainly not
with my pack. No one was expecting me. If they were, I would have had to
snag some passing hiker and send out a message.
Well, anyway, another challenge confronted successfully.
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