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We always dry camp next to a creek 5-6 days and I was wondering if I were to filter water into my fresh water tank would it be alright?  I would only use it for showers and washing dishes.  I am tied of military showers.  I would connect at least 2-3 RV water filter to collect any bacteria before reaching my sump pump than into my fresh water tank.  I always carry a Camco 39006 36-Gallon Rhino Portable RV Waste Holding Tank with me at all times.  Your thoughts would be much appreciated.

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When our niece was a toddler on a canoe camping trip she got gardia from dragging her fingers in the water up in the Boundary Waters (now Voyageurs National Park) then putting those fingers in her mouth. Just because you are out in the wild does not mean it's safe to drink the water. Filter it, please, people.


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On 9/14/2021 at 11:09 PM, beemergary said:

I've drank lots of water from "Moving" creeks in Alaska-Yukon-BC-Northwest Territories Montana with no problems.

When I was a Boy Scout I was taught that moving water in the woods was safe to drink.  When I studied to be a Maine Guide I learned that was not true.  Moving water or still, it can contain giardia (aka Beaver Fever) parsites.  It is not just humans that spread it, but animals, too.  The Mayo clinic say:

"Giardia parasites are found in lakes, ponds, rivers and streams worldwide, as well as in public water supplies, wells, cisterns, swimming pools, water parks and spas. Ground and surface water can become infected with giardia from agricultural runoff, wastewater discharge or animal feces."

Wayne & Jinx
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