How to Avoid Sickness on Camping and Backpacking Trips

The World Health Organization recently reported that about half of all travelers suffer from diarrhea while on their travels. The same organization links contaminated drinking water to 80% of travel diseases. This means that travelers, like campers and hikers must take extra precautions, especially with drinking water. The common microbes in backcountry drinking water include giardia and cryptosporidia that cause chronic diarrhea and vomiting. In wilderness areas of North America, giardia has been found in … Continue reading