There are unseen dangers in the wild outdoors if you are not an experienced hiker. Some are so basic you will be surprised you didn’t think of it yourself. But even the experienced hiker can get in trouble sometimes by making the wrong decision or choosing the wrong trail. Sometimes trouble comes through no fault of your own.
One of the biggest and most important dangers many people over look is drinking the fresh cold water right out of a stream. By drinking the water fresh from the cold stream you are exposing yourself and your body to parasites and bacteria from animal waste. Wild animals depend on the stream for their drinking water, but they are not concerned about relieving themselves near by or while standing in the water.
If the parasite enters your body you will become sick. It is very hard to diagnose and can be a lingering illness for months and even for years in some cases. In young children it can become so bad they will die. Weight loss, lack of hunger, diarrhea, stomach pains, muscle pain and others problems can be a symptom of parasite invasion into a body. For this simple reason, it is advised you always let water boil for one full minute before thinking about drinking it.If you like what you see, keep going: Multiple Sclerosis Treatment: Parasitic Worms?