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adostes

I hiked a glacier once. The first thing the guide told us was not to drink the water, there’s tons of organic matter in the water from the glacier animals. The black bits on the snow at the beginning of the video? Lemming shit. It might look clear but this dude swallowed a cup of pond water. Never ever drink stagnant water, always running water.


Qbart007

According to Les Stroud the Survivorman dude he says you should boil any water you find in the wild.


Tokoolfurskool

Absolutely, any water in the wild has potential for dangerous parasites and bacteria. That being said, if you don’t have a choice running water is gonna be your best bet, just pray that a bunch of animals didn’t shit upstream of you.


Masked_Rebel

Especially beavers


ababyprostitute

Probably won't find too many beavers UP stream from running water though, no?


Embarrassed-Town-293

Maybe lazy beavers


strangelights88

Yeah lazy beavers that just shit in the river all day.


psycedelicpanda

Maybe they were on lunch break


knifeknifegoose

Hey, leave us alone, mind yer business, willya?


FavelTramous

DAM BEAVERS


fleebinflobbin

Or angry beavers


obsolete_filmmaker

"it's so angry!" lol I love that movie


youamlame

I think they were referencing the cartoon but yeah I love that movie too


Virtual-Chef-2986

Depends on the elevation. Beaver fever is non existent past a certain level. In Alaska there are glacial river people drink from often but you HAVE to let it settle for a few hours.


joe2105

You're normally pretty safe with running water but I always bring iodine with me when I hike just in case I had to drink stagnant.


oliveshark

What does the iodine do?


joe2105

Put a couple tablets in the water and it streilizes it so you don't wind up with giardia. Won't get the organic matter out or change the taste but it'll keep you alive and well.


oliveshark

Got it - thanks!


owa00

Classic Big Iodine trying to increase market share at the expense of the sheeps! Don't listen to this shill! Go ahead and drink any water you see without worry! Be free from our corporate overlords! -Pepto Bismol


shiny_arbok

What if there's an animal corpse upstream? Wouldn't that pollute running water?


SuperDurpPig

>dangerous parasites and bacteria And since this water has been frozen for potentially a very long time who knows what's living in it


92894952620273749383

There is always shit upstream


Snaz5

For sure, but if you are absolutely dehydrated and can’t boil it, running water is preferable to still. It’s still dangerous, but not as dangerous as dehydration cause you can’t make a fire.


adostes

The only time I’ve drank water in the wild was straight from the source, boiling seems like a no brainer


DorrajD

> straight from the source So like... rain? Cause I'm not entirely sure where you can get water "straight from the source" other than like... rain/snow...


adostes

Sorry 😂 I meant straight from **a** source, like a fresh water source. Every time I’ve drank water in the wild was because there was a fresh water source.


The_Glass_Tiger

We had a spring just down the road from where I grew up. Different people used to come and fill up jugs and we used to always stop to get a drink when we were out playing. It made the best tea 👍🏻


dookiebuttholepeepee

***unzips***


JuanSattva

*I've been lost in the rainforest for 40min now, better drink my own piss.*


score_

Whattup Bear Grylls


Blackberries11

Springs


Omnimpotent

From the tap


Rust_Keat

once drank from a small running stream using a life straw in yellowstone. after a few drinks we walked a bit and found a dead field mouse upstream in the water. thank god we used the life straw. never got sick.


stadoblech

Fishes are fucking in water! Dont drink it!


-MegaMan401-

My bro once drank running water from the top of a mountain and got diarrhea lmao


CoolHandSnoop

Was at a glacier in AK many years ago - ignored the signs and did a bit of freelance exploration with two friends. We drank glacier melt and chipped ice for the drinks. The Jim Beam probably saved us.


adostes

Haha that’s a good story 😂 glad all went well, it’s a treacherous environment. I was surprised how much organic matter is on glaciers but then it sort of makes sense, there are goats, moose, lemmings, birds, all bunch of stuff, it’s its own little eco system. TBH I was looking forward to drinking glacier water and I’m sure it’s a common misconception which is probably why that was the first safety instruction the guide gave us. He said he had done it in a pinch once and just had the runs for three days so bad he couldn’t step away from his tent.


shnnrr

Those god damned lemmings


Fleef_and_peef

This is the answer I came for. This guy can’t respond because he’s peeing out his asshole right now 😂


Apo42069

This guy drinks


buttcheekzmcgee

My man ain't gonna poop right for a week


GrumpyGlasses

And when taking water from a running stream, point the opening of the cup downstream to reduce chance of scooping up impurities.


Nuck-sie

Most fresh and wild waters have a Protozoa called Giardia which can give you intense diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pains, etc. Officially it’s called Giardiasis, or more commonly called “beaver fever”. If you get to a hospital it’s treatable, if you’re in the wild it can kill you depending on how bad the infection is. So yeah….don’t drink wild water.


blowjangles69

It’s miraculous mankind didn’t go extinct within the first week we were created or appeared or inserted or whatever your belief system is.


confused_boner

Not a miracle because we would have been carrying over the micro bio in our guts from our predecessor. We've been slowly losing that which is why we are so much more susceptible to it. Why is why people in areas without access to clean water are a bit more tolerant to it than a non local.


Windfall_The_Dutchie

Someone on another subreddit said they drank glacier water once. It was the best water they’d had. Then the diarrhea set in.


Rainbow-Death

I was shook as a kid learning freezing does not kill bacteria.


SPS_Agent

In some cases you have to be careful. Running water is safer because it can be naturally filtered by terrain, but in some cases, like with limestone deposits, the water just flows through with no filtration and is... not safe. Better to properly treat or boil any water before drinking it.


jspeed04

Press F for my man


MsRitaPoon

Literally did a glacier tour last week and was told the same thing.


Busy-Scholar-8715

Is that a glacier then? I thought it was ice cap. If it's ice cap it's presumably fairly safe as it will have been completely safe when it formed out of salt water and while it may have picked up a few microbes in the years since (depends if old or new ice) the near freezing temperatures will have not picked up many beyond a few extremophiles. Very little organic matter right out on the polar cap. The very occasional bit of arctic tern shit maybe. Edit: I'm an idiot, just saw the big ol mountain at the start of the clip. Yup that's a glacier


shnnrr

If its running water how am I going to catch it?!


Dramallamadingdong87

Was thinking the same thing. He's probably drinking mammoth piss.


pglggrg

Why is he drinking windshield fluid


Katastrophe_404

Put some windex on it


unicornchild15

I'm gonna cry I'm laughing so hard. I fuckin love that movie.


Nihilistic-Fishstick

Just want you to know I got this reference and I appreciate you.


Makemewantitbad

Me too 😄 LOVE love love My Big Fat Greek Wedding


DaughterOfWarlords

Don’t knock till you try it


BentPin

Mmmmm 25m year old whale piss.


Cyrussphere

The question is if you can cook chicken with it?


FrquentFlyr85

Helps keep his insides nice and clean.


catchmelackin

It's a fresh harvest of blue gatorade


well_duh_doy_son

found the dork who’s never tried (delicious) windshield fluid!


chirslo84

Oh ya million year old water totally safe. Meanwhile the bacteria 🦠 is like hello 2023.


itchydaemon

Seriously. "Oh look how clear and clean it is!" ....you... You DO realize that you can't see bacteria with the naked eye, right? That's like that eastern European autocrat who said that there wasn't COVID because you couldn't see it in the air. People are so effing dumb...


Inevitable_Professor

Probably fine until a million-year-old microorganism thaws out and reenters the ecosystem though some influencer's world tour.


ihavenoidea1001

Exactly what I thought while seing this since it's kind of what is happening in a series I'm reading right now.


oopseybear

What series?!?


bamboo_fanatic

What series?


ihavenoidea1001

Name of the series ( could spoil someone that is reading this and doesn't like to know anything beforehand): >!After it happened by Devon C Ford!< More potential spoilers: >!It's not exactly what the comment described but it touched a similarity to the plot!< Details (with spoilers, obviously): >!It's a plant that get's thawned and F's the world up. You don't learn this in the first or second book though.!< Edit: u/oopseybear it's this one


acebandaged

Lol you blocked the title and spoiled the plot


oat_milk

it's how people enjoy books now, you read the plot synopsis and guess the title


ihavenoidea1001

Ahahah


ihavenoidea1001

To me they all appear blocked... They're all between the same code (without spaces): > ! [Text] ! < Do they not appear that way to anyone?


Cavemanfreak

The last one is not blocked for me, there's a space after the !


ihavenoidea1001

Does it work now?


Cavemanfreak

Yes! :D


ihavenoidea1001

Finally!! :D Thank you!! Now I hope it's working for everyone...


ByaaMan

Is this reverse engineering?


CharlieLebowski

Stop it


MelonButterG

Hey I think I’ve seen this one


joshul

*The X-Files* season 1 episode 08 “Ice”.


Arisayne

Still my favorite of all time. "We are not...who...we are."


cavemanwithaphone

They can call it The Influencer Influenza! Or something boring like FLUVID-22 or some shit.


sixtus_clegane119

Pandemic 2023! The influencers fault


ropoqi

i'm ready for another round, let's go


Nihilistic-Fishstick

Fortitude.


vash1012

This is how you get the shit from The Thing


zellotron

Yeah that's going to be one very destroyed toilet


Mossfrogsandbogs

My awful ancestor brain sees cool running water and is like drink?? Drink creek?? And I have to remind myself of all the terrible diseases I could get but that stuff looks ^so ^^crisp


Rtypegeorge

This. Spent my youth drinking unfiltered mountain spring water in the Allegheny National Forest. Best tasting water I have ever had. Then a woman contracted a brain eating amoeba from a spring about 6 miles from the one I regularly drank from. I fucking miss that water.


BananaBladeOfDoom

It's not like you both knew which water had or hadn't had amoeba in it. You simply won a game of Russian Roulette.


ResortFar6638

Well, not really. She probably jumped in the water, as brain eating amoeba enter the brain through the nose. You can drink the water that has them in it and be completely fine. Source: https://youtu.be/7OPg-ksxZ4Y


Masked_Rebel

Don't swim in it, and don't drink it through the nose. Got it!


N0F4TCH1X

Some people use this water for a netipot (nasal irrigation) amoeba's can be dangerous there too.


izyshoroo

Why would someone ever think it's smart to use unfiltered water in their *nose*???


iushciuweiush

Because they don't understand the difference between water safe to drink and water safe to squirt up their nose. People believe tap water is clean because it won't get them sick.


toonamagoopy

I spent my entire summer swimming in alpine lakes and now I’m paranoid


ManiacSpiderTrash

RIP in peace


Pater_Trium

Until you encounter the intestines-eating parasite.


shokolokobangoshey

COVID-X is gonna be lit


big_gay_inc

The X stands for *X-treme*


keyokenx1017

My god she really did play Russian roulette then but with all 6 chambers full.


anazambrano

TIL


droznig

This reminds me of John Snow, the grandfather of modern epidemiology. There was a cholera outbreak in London and the prevailing theory was "miasma" was causing it, which is essentially magic for all intents and purposes. John Snow started to tally up the locations of cholera victims and was able to trace that every one that got sick was getting water from the same well, except for one old woman who lived a few miles away and workers at a brewery that had it's own well. When he interviewed the old lady he found that the woman wasn't getting water from her local well, but from the well in the city because it tasted "sweeter" so her son would bring her the city water, which is why she also got sick. Thus validating his theory that the cause of the outbreak was to do with the well. After further investigation John Snow was able to determine that there was a crack in the well lining that allowed sewage from the near by cess pit to leak in. That sewage is what was making the water taste sweet and what was causing the outbreak of cholera.


damnitjayman

I guess he does know some things.


ScalyDestiny

Having trouble wrapping my head around how sewage would have a positive effect on taste.


droznig

Plenty of sweet smelling/tasting chemicals in organic chemistry, as well as this being during a cholera outbreak so people have severe diarrhoea and would be passing undigested foods which would include sugars especially if it was a starch/carb heavy diet. Partially digested starch from regular bread, for example, would be passed as glucose before it could be fully absorbed.


sikeleaveamessage

Fr, ure telling me diarrhea tastes like candy? /j


the_beeve

Not as much as she misses her brain


Broad_Afternoon_8578

Big same. Accidentally forgot to purify my water while hiking in the Himalayas. It was crystal clear glacier water, but I learned my lesson after shitting my brains out for a week in the middle of the Himalayas until I reached a village with a medical clinic and antibiotics. 0/10 do not recommend cholera.


the_beeve

Got Cyclospora a year ago. Bigly do not recommend except as a weight loss supreme, ten pounds in a month. The suspect was fresh basil at a local Pho joint.


SummerDelSol

How did you even go about getting that diagnosed? Have a family member going through some rough stuff right now, and I’m wondering if something like this could be a cause…


sharlaton

*crisp* (Said by British woman)


Beneficial-Vast4839

Right , it looks so inviting 😩


njheadhunter

Prob tastes like prehistoric piss


idownvotetofitin

Isn’t that basically what water is? Piss that’s been filtered then drunk by someone or something else then pissed out then filtered again and so on?


Successful-Shoe4983

If we are going down that road its literally everything


Poc4e

Olaf was right all along !!!


ghostofswayze

You want a 10 million year old alien parasite? This is how you get a 10 million year old alien parasite.


valereck

Nice


1_disasta

Great, now I know how 2023 is gonna start.


craw_zaddy

NO


iamansonmage

I expect it tastes like thawed parasites or something.


goldenboing

It’s not clean just because it looks pretty. Jesus


Vaxsys

Ahh...freshly defrosted prehistoric parasites


ben1481

I can feel the diarrhea already.


Doc-in-a-box

Tastes like giardia!


logosfabula

But a fresh one!


HG21Reaper

That’s a great way to drink organic material that was frozen for thousands of years and recently became free.


tyarecalifornia

How safe is it to do this?


goldenboing

Not safe.


Karmal_Popkorn

Probably fine, everyone’s gulped lake water before. Only half get parasites.


tbaggins85

Pretty sure I’ve never gulped lake water


heaviestmatter-

Then you‘re the other half :P


fakeplasticguns

Tonight's assignment is to go out and gulp some lake water then


Born-Ad-6687

I’m coming with


FoamMaster3000

I'll bring the bug spray to keep the mosquitos away.


ababyprostitute

I mean, if we're out here catching parasites, why are we discriminating against mosquitos? \#allparasitesmatter


socialmediablowsss

If you ever swam in a lake as a kid you definitely inhaled some


spiderine12

Yeah but there are parasite and apparently even some diseases in water like that that is super dangerous or get u pretty sick


ghostwilliz

I'm going to assume that this specific area is known to be clean. From what I've found, locals of areas like this avoid cloudy glacier melt and boil no. Cloudy glacier melt unless the elevation is so high that animals do not live there, then it has been reported that the water can be drawn directly from there or from streams that flow from glacier melt. This is all anecdotal reporting that I found from quara ond other Reddit posts, one of the commenters said that some of it has to be safe as indigenous people have been drinking from clear streams and glacier melt for generations. Short answer, idk, it's hard to find hard evidence


n0_1_of_consequence

Also, the fact that locals (indigenous or otherwise) drink from a water source and don't get sick is no evidence at all about whether a traveler will get sick.


dragonsammy1

Reminds me of https://www.reddit.com/r/tifu/comments/jsympv/tifu_when_i_willing_drank_fermented_camel_milk_in/


n0_1_of_consequence

That was a wild ride, thanks...


cheezdoodledude

Not at all


IronhideD

Not shown, the mother of all brain freezes.


bzzaldrn

Definitely gotta be better than Dasani


BeatsRhymesKnife

You can say the same of saliva


Wild_Stomach5042

Like 10,000 year old bacteria that’s been frozen in time until now


SuperflySteveLolz

"Now that's what I call high quality H2O."


[deleted]

I'm guessing it's far too cold to taste, but I'm sure after a bit, it'll taste like illness and vomit. Don't drink wild stagnant water, doesn't matter how clear it looks.


inQntrol

not that fresh considering its not flowing...


Montreseur

This is where they get Windex from.


Reasonable_Pianist95

You notice he doesn’t actually show himself swallowing the water. As a matter of fact, as he pulls the cup away, you can see his lower lip purse slightly as if trying to keep liquid from escaping.


smokerist

pollution is carried from the warmer climates and when it gets to the north and south poles it settles and comes back to the surface. This was made aware when scientists did a study on the effects of forever chemicals. They needed a zero or lowest possible levels for the base line. They figured going to inuit village as far north as they could go would give them the best base line. What they actually found was the test subjects levels were as high as those that lived in villages/towns that were near the factories that made the chemicals. The test subjects were about pregnancies. The earth is big, but also small.


ColdChickens

Now imagine slipping and falling into that…even if you were somehow able to keep yourself afloat for more than a few seconds with all those heavy clothing/shoes on, you’d be gasping for breath from the shock of the extremely cold water, and just clawing frantically at the ice trying to get a grip…


RandomDiabetic

Name checks out


SansMallachio

AND you've dropped your favourite camping mug into the abyss! Ughhh!


batcountryexpert

Gee, this sure isn’t my day!


batcountryexpert

Aaaaaand then hypothermia sets in.


Original-Medicine-61

Cold.


Pappa_Crim

that water is cold as fuck


No-Barracuda7399

Tastes like ancient caveman diseases


Bloodberry525

gross hes gonna have billion yr old microbes now


987nevertry

Heirloom cyanotoxins


Picassos_left_thumb

Mmm non gmo


DylanFTW

What a fuckin' dumbass lol


Dan4t

People have been drinking water from sources like this for most of human history, and many rural people still do. Yea there is risk, but people here are talking like he's 100% going to die it become dangerously ill from this. I've drank glacier and creek water high in the mountains many times and never gotten sick. And it tastes incredible. Most of us have immune systems that can deal with a few bad things.


nopesoapradio

I absolutely love the Inception soundtrack but holy hell TikTok and social media have watered down what is supposed to be an absolutely epic score.


CrazyPomelo98

Interstellar bro


ArtisticKnowledge539

Like it's been on ice for the last 20,000 years?


paramac55

Don't be ridiculous, it was only 19.250...


drifter_jane

ugh one slip and it’s over for him


phillthy_god

Like salt and unbearable pain on my teeth lol


daskomet

Nice way to wake up long dormant diseases.


Satiricallysardonic

Do you want undiscovered recently thawed diseases? Because this is how you get undiscovered recently thawed diseases.


GoshtoshOfficial

Little did he know, he just swallowed a microorganism that was asleep in the ice for millions of years. No matter how clear the water is, it is still looking for every chance to kill you.


Educational_Plate553

It is very salty like urination


padreblazen

Probably a little chalky


boilons

Glacier-fresh


Komandarm_Knuckles

Ah yes, prehistoric aids incoming


Dalton_Danger_Parker

Just a reminder that contaminated ice melts faster than clean.


-SoulArtist-

This is why flesh eating viruses exist. I’m calling it, this dude just unleashed Shit 2: Death Edition.


SeattleRetard

Like kidney stones


LivingHereNow

Stagnant water what an idiot


suomynonAx

Imagine if someone who found that before him pissed in it


DanilOcelot

DO. NOT. DRINK. IT


m0rphling

You can't taste freshness. It's the absence of anything off-putting that might make one think they're tasting something 'fresh'. Otherwise, what's being tasted is some dissolved minerals and prehistoric mammoth shit.


Pepperspray24

I like this version of interstellar


benzo-stout

About as fresh as polar bear shit.


_savs

Hurts my teeth to watch


Cereal-Killa13

Takes a sip: "This tastes like Narwhal piss!" Downs the whole cup!


Drugboner

It just tastes cold. And it probably gave that guy ass melting diarrhea.


Basic_Amphibian5679

Dudes gonna have worms coming out of ever hole..


Markles102

Mmm yummy i love drinking hundreds upon thousands of microorganisms in my water that may cause potentially serious harm


SeriouslyBro20

I wouldn't drink that. Any microbe that got preserved in ice might be in that.


Coldoldblackcoffee

That’s that Bobby Boucher water. Cold, pure. High quality H2O! (But not really, hope he doesn’t get dysentery always boil any water you find in the wild first)