Safe food and water in the backcountry

Staying healthy in the backcountry is a prerequisite to having a good time. But it’s more important than that. Getting sick in the wilderness, away from health care, can magnify the hazards of a situation. On the next show, we’ll talk about health issues, mostly having to do with food and water, and how you can keep your group in good shape on backcountry hiking or remote boating trips this summer. Safe drinking water is critical, and we’ll have some details on that topic that even experienced outdoors folks might not know from a microbiologist. We’ll also talk about food, packing the right number of calories, and the simple but essential task of washing your hands in camp. 



HOST: Charles Wohlforth



BROADCAST: Thursday, June 01, 2017. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, June 08, 2017. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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