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Old 03-07-2013, 07:16 PM   #11
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We have a vacation house on the upper Suwannee River in north Florida. During the summer I often substitute a swim in the river for a shower, sometimes using a little homemade soap.
That's a beautiful area and you can find the springs that run down the river and let the cool water run over you in the summer. I can't remember the campground but it was rustic and really nice. That was 20 years ago tho.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:30 PM   #12
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While swimming and possibly even rinsing the dirt off you in a stream or lake is acceptible, bathing with soap is not, IMO. As an avid backpacker, you never put anything into a stream that isn't already there naturally. Bathing on a trail, means getting water in a pan or pack basin, and bathing away from any body of water, if using soap of any kind. While there are "natural" soaps, I still don't believe in polluting the habitat. Firm believer in "leave no trace".
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:36 PM   #13
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Come down to my neck of the woods for a bath! This is what you might find in our Florida lakes and rivers
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:34 PM   #14
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Come down to my neck of the woods for a bath! This is what you might find in our Florida lakes and rivers
Yep, I don't swim in the lakes and rivers down here.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:19 AM   #15
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No thank you to bathing in lakes/streams....I'll just deal with a wipe own, great chance I won't contract anything!
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:37 AM   #16
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Still, have to watch out for animals, though, ...
Canoe caming on the Middle Fork Salmon River, we stopped at a series of hot pools cascading down a gentle cliff, each pool was hotter as we went up. After a half hour of soaking, I climbed to the top to find the source of the steaming water. What I found was a fairly stewed goat lying dead in the stream.

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Canoe caming on the Middle Fork Salmon River, we stopped at a series of hot pools cascading down a gentle cliff, each pool was hotter as we went up. After a half hour of soaking, I climbed to the top to find the source of the steaming water. What I found was a fairly stewed goat lying dead in the stream.

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Old 03-08-2013, 12:11 PM   #18
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When backpacking I drink the water from lakes and streams.

I never put anything into the water that I am unwilling to drink.
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