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Don't Get Sick : The Hidden Dangers of Camping and Hiking - Rick Bennett

Don't Get Sick

The Hidden Dangers of Camping and Hiking

Paperback Published: 1st March 2002
ISBN: 9780898868548
Number Of Pages: 112

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How to avoid swallowing things that will make you turn green, and other backcountry health tips for only $8.95 Teaches campers and hikers how to avoid backcountry illnesses and even death due to food-borne diseases, sanitation problems, polluted water sources, and moreHandy pocket-sized guide gives practical, even humorous, information on camp cleanliness, waste disposal, water treatment, food management, and germ preventionHelpful appendices and chartsNothing soothes the soul like a great escape into the wilderness for a hiking or camping adventure, but what about your physical health? Without the proper awareness of the protozoa and parasites that await you, outdoor adventures can quickly become a nightmare of viruses and infections. Add animal-borne diseases like tick fever, rabies and trichinosis and many would-be adventurers might never leave their homes unless, of course, they have this book.This invaluable resource describes food- and waterborne diseases and explains how to prevent them; how to keep a clean camp; how to choose the best water filter; how to select, manage, handle, and prepare foods; how to dispose of human waste and solid waste; and how to use leave-no-trace camping techniques in the backcountry. Don't Get Sick is is a must-have for everyone who spends time in the wild.

Introductionp. 9
Food- and Waterborne Diseasesp. 14
Sanitizers and How They Workp. 37
Keeping Yourself Cleanp. 44
Disinfecting Waterp. 51
Choosing and Managing Foodp. 60
Disposing of Human Wastep. 65
Maintaining a Healthy Campp. 74
Special Considerations for Groupsp. 81
Diseases Carried by Animalsp. 87
Selected Referencesp. 106
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ISBN: 9780898868548
ISBN-10: 0898868548
Series: Don't
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 1st March 2002
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.2 x 10.3  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.08
Edition Number: 2