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The best thing you can do to both ward off illness, and catch any illness so it can be treated early, is to schedule an appointment with your doctor, soon. When you request the appointment, make sure you mention drinking untreated creek water as the reason for the appointment. That will give your doctor time to look up references to the appropriate ...


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Instead of using the branch as a pulley, lift the bag into position with one hand while pulling the slack out of the rope with the other. If the bag is too heavy to lift over your head with one hand, have a second person pull the rope while you lift the bag with both hands. This will greatly reduce the friction on the tree limb.


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Using anatolyg's idea of the carabiner, I think this will work. Thank you Anatolyg!


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Make a figure-8-on-a-bight knot on the center of your rope; clip a carabiner into the knot. Clip the center of a second rope into the carabiner. Toss your first rope over the tree branch using the original method. Use the second rope to raise the bag, using the carabiner as a pulley. To reduce friction, you can add a real pulley to the carabiner if you have ...


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People have varying levels of shark awareness, anxiety and tolerance. To start with, you're really quite unlikely to get eaten by a shark. Much more likely to drown for some reason. A big part of things is location. I live in Vancouver and grew up in the Caribbean. In both places, I don't worry about sharks when swimming. The types of shark that are ...


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Arborists have this problem. The solution is a "friction saver" or "cambium saver". It consists of two rings, one large and one small, at the end of a length of webbing or rope. Here are some examples from wesspur.com For light duty you could easily make a similar device yourself with two differently sized rings and a piece of rope. ...


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Here's my quickie hack for temporary replacement. Found similar size water bottle pop top and screwed it on. Slight slow leak so stand upright when not in use.


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I totally agree with both @Ben Crowell and @Jon Custer in their comments to your question. The answers to this a easily searchable and require some very simple maths to work out. As a quick google search will tell you, sea water contains about 380 mg of potassium per litre of water. A typical daily requirement for a typical sedentary person (i.e. not active ...


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What are you calling algae ? From the question , it sounds like you don't have a background in ponds. Books or internet are good. There are many floating plants but in many ponds I have seen, I never saw floating algae scum. Green water a couple times ; even had it a few days myself long ago. Generally the chemicals are to make money for shops or for ...


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At the time, yes. Don't eat anything when you drink the water. This will reduce the likelihood and severity of food poisoning. The ingested water will have its pH rapidly reduced which will kill some pathogens. if you have food in the stomach as well this will happen more slowly. Also, a bolus of food is more likely to protect and transport pathogens. ...


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For what it's worth, I had a previously scheduled appointment with my primary-care physician a few days after the incident. One of his interests/specialties is remote and wilderness medicine. His advice was that in the absence of symptoms there is nothing to do but wait. There is no way to preempt symptomatic infection after exposure, but if symptoms develop ...


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I can't speak to the Coleman 5 gallon water jug spigot because my household has two Reliance water jugs with cheap nylon spigots. Went to local Menards Store because they had it in stock and purchased a hose bibb described as Homewerks 3/4" MIP x 3/4" FIP Lead Free Brass Hose Bibb. Best feature besides the fact that the tapered threads fit the ...


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I hope you are aware that this is not anything to be worried about when in the sea, but almost entirely an irrational fear. It's not just you - it's a very common fear; either of sharks themselves (Galeophobia), or fear of the deep (Thalassophobia). Almost every other risk is far more likely to kill you. Sharks don't like the taste of humans, generally, and ...


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It could be due to too much nutrients (fertiliser). In which case algaecides will not help. Check the watershed of the pond - where the water comes from. See what grazing animals live nearby. For example, if cows are nearby their manure will always enrich the water to give algae.


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Apparently they could be Sand Eels or Sand Smelt.


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Many years ago, I was in a similar situation. When I returned to civilization I went to see a medical doctor. If I recall correctly, the doctor ordered one or two tests in which I was required to collect a small amount of my stool and place it in a cup for analysis. My memory of the experience has faded, but I think the cup was filled with some sort of ...


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I am a retired university professor in Public Health, especially in simple remedies. My Korean wife and I have traveled into 30 countries giving seminars. The one friend of travelers is charcoal, either powder or tablets. It is one of the best stomach remedies to protect from water or food in foreign situations. A couple of cards of Activated Charcoal ...


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A variation on others' answers (which I have not tried, but speculate should work) - if you don't have a carabiner or arborist's tools or whatever, you could make do with just the rope itself. Tie the end of the rope around the tree limb - use a square knot or other non-slipping knot to leave slack in the resulting loop. Pull the long end through the loop, ...


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Experiment: 32oz Nalgene -- straight sides but it narrows at the top where the cap is. I filled it 1/3, let it freeze. Filled it 2/3, let it freeze. Added some more a few more times, adding very little water when I was in the area where it narrows a bit. At all times in the freezer it was vertical. Result: There now sits a bottle in my freezer that ...


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