Safe drinking water
All outdoor groups require access to safe drinking water, whether carried, found in a drinkable condition, or treated by the party to ensure safety. Of all the illnesses and afflictions sufferred by bushwalking and skiing parties, water-borne contamination would be the most frequent after blisters. Many people would agree that few ailments make you feel worse than stomach and digestive tract illnesses. A knowledge of safe drinking water is very important.