01-14-2007, 12:18 AM
Maybe some of you are like me and rarely check other parts of the message board. I would strongly suggest looking at the "Drinking Water" thread under Tackle and Gear. I taught with a Veteran backpacker-Biologist who was an expert on the Smokies, who almost died from Hepatitis, thought to have come from water drunk in the park or area. He was out of work for months and didn't really recover physically for a year. Food for thought :-?.