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Always great with kids enjoying the outdoors
JB, being a bonafide Minnesota Sportsman, you above all others should remember that old Hamm's commercial with the cartoon bear singing about "the land of sky-blue waters!" Back when I first started going up there in 1962 with the rest of the Eagle Scouts in my troop, we were assured by the outfitters that if we took all of our potable water from middle of the bigger lakes it would be safe to drink without boiling or adding bleach or iodine......those being the only ways we had to 'purify' water in those days. Of course, there were FAR fewer people using the area back then, too, and it was pretty much still a pristine 'wilderness.' Nobody had even heard about giardiasis, yet......maybe it was before it was invented, I dun'no?My dad taught me to never drink any water that was not issuing directly from the ground and, even then, never drink it unless I was inches from that source. That has proven to be good advice..........so far.
I'd bet you drank water in the BWCA you were not too concerned about at the time. I know I have.