Friday, 4 May 2007

Bloggers Pantomime 1, page 5


Slightly longer, the new route is less steep, and passes through some pleasant, sheltered copses. Walking along the track, you are making good time, and even manage to ford a stream without incident. The stream looks clear so you top up your hydration sack so that you’ll have plenty of water for the rest of the day. You drop a couple of purification tabs in just to be on the safe side.

With your pack off, a snack of a trail bar and water from the stream seems idyllic. An hour later down the track, you realise that you drank the water straight from the stream without purifying it. Looking up the hill, you notice the sheep and even the odd goat.

As you walk along the track, which is soon going to swing round to the hill pass, do you:

Forget about drinking the untreated water and hope that this won’t affect the meeting.


Stop and check your first aid manual.


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