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Buddha Bear
2003-02-02, 10:05
more properly known as giardiasis, an infection of the lower intestines cause by the amoebic cyst, Giardia lamblia. Giardia resides in water so it is wise to always chemically treat or filter your water before drinking. Symptoms include stomach cramps, diarrhea, bloating, loss of appetite and vomiting. Also know as, a backpacker’s worst nightmare.

Hog On Ice
2003-02-02, 10:42
hummm - I always thought Chip was a hikers worst nightmare :D