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  1. #1
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    Default Would you drink the water?

    Picture the scenario, Its a day trip and you've driven three hours to get to your favourite river then walked for another half an hour in waders to find your fav swim looking gorgeous. You set up and start catching, It's hot so you stop for a drink and your water isn't there. You're proper dehydrated and the nearest shop is twenty mins drive back up the lanes plus the long walk back to the car.

    Would you drink the river water/Or have you ever done so?

  2. Default Re: Would you drink the water?

    No, I wouldn't.... Unless I had a survival filter straw and I was confident of no chemicals in the watercourse.

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    Default Re: Would you drink the water?

    Never,especially these days...

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    Default Re: Would you drink the water?

    Certainly not anywhere in England . . . . but I have done so in Norway

    Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.

    Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary. ~

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    Default Re: Would you drink the water?

    Way back in the early 70s I was fishing with a mate on a very clear river Frome on a very hot October day and he decided to drink some river water as he was so thirsty. He was sick all night....

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    Default Re: Would you drink the water?

    I understand the lack of willingness to drink water from the river but here’s the dilemma, if you are already “proper dehydrated” with the prospect of another long walk in waders followed by a car ride in hot weather there has to be a strong possibility of passing out or becoming delirious if no water is taken onboard.

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    Default Re: Would you drink the water?

    no way- a recipe for disaster.

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    Default Re: Would you drink the water?

    Would have set off straight away,can't sit all day without fluid,grub yes,drink,no chance.

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    Default Re: Would you drink the water?

    I would have to be desperate!

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    Default Re: Would you drink the water?

    Maybe these are the answer-
    Chlorine Dioxide Water Purification Tablets
    QTY: Chlorine dioxide kills bacteria, viruses and cysts in water including Giardia and Cryptosporidium. These water purifying tablets are the safest and most effective form of chemical water disinfection and unlike chlorine, have no noticeable aftertaste.

    Just through a googling as I knew I heard of water purification tablets for campers hikers etc. Keeping a couple in your tackle bag, why not but then there is the question of something to put your water in, a paper cup might be useful as well.
    Last edited by markg; 25-06-2019 at 17:12.

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