Originally Posted by GeorgiaBears
Speaking with another camper they were saying that they NEVER drink water from a hose hookup at a campground due to the high risk of contracting an intestinal parasite. I spoke with my doctor and he concurred.
this is such BS! your doctor is probably thinking of backpack campers and probably has never camped in his life.
when's the last time you've EVER read of people sick at a campground, from drinking the water?
when's the last time you've heard of anyone in the U.S. contracting a parasite from drinking campground water?
as a formerly avid backpacker, YES, you can get giardia from drinking water in remote areas if it isn't filtered/treated properly.
but nearly every campground will have some type of treated water.
what is true, is that our society has been brainwashed when it comes to drinking water.
if my grandparents were still alive and i told them that people BUY bottled water at prices that are more expensive than gasoline, they'd be shocked.
they would have wondered what was wrong with regular tap water, that's almost free.
we've been drinking campground water, including our FW tank water
(i know shocking isn't it?)for over 30 years now and have NEVER had any problems. no intestinal issues ever.
and finally, it's been proven over and over again, that most people end up preferring regular city water over bottled water, in blind taste tests.
i'll get off my Soapbox now.
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