Anybody not religiously purifying their water?
When I was a kid, we used to drink straight out creeks and rivers. My mom used to warn us about beaver fever (and rightfully so, since there was everything from elk to beavers pissing in the streams) but we never got sick.
I can say I now purify all my water regardless of how pristine it looks, but how strict are you guys about purifying your water? The comment from the guy who hiked the CDT trail, and my never getting sick as a kid isn't going to make me change my thoughts about purifying water, but it does make me wonder what a person's chance of getting giardia really are.
Anyway, are any of you guys rolling the dice and not religiously purifying your water?
I didn't find the right soltion from the Internet.