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I camped for a few years at Lake of the Woods Canada and they got their water from the lake. Everyone drank it. I noticed my water flow into the MH was getting slow so I removed the filter and found it was full of jelly like substance. Kind of looked like many small jelly fish some darker than others. This was at a FHU camp ground but don't know if they filtered it first before the hookup at the campsite.


There are freshwater jellyfish.

https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=1068
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craspedacusta_sowerbii


Are they tasty?

Was thinking of some Sesame and Coriander crusted Craspedacusta, grilled on a pressure treated plank.

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Refer to William Claude Dukenfield's famous statement about drinking 'water'

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Which is the best product among those listed in this site?
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myredracer wrote:

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I camped for a few years at Lake of the Woods Canada and they got their water from the lake. Everyone drank it. I noticed my water flow into the MH was getting slow so I removed the filter and found it was full of jelly like substance. Kind of looked like many small jelly fish some darker than others. This was at a FHU camp ground but don't know if they filtered it first before the hookup at the campsite.
Did it look anything like this? This was on our city water inlet after an early season camping trip. It's a result of the CG failing to flush their water piping system out after sitting stagnant all winter. Chlorine levels dissipate over time to the point that organisms present can flourish and multiply. I spoke to the head of the local gov't water district and was told it was a harmless biomass. May not be harmful but it sure doesn't look appealing and isn't something I really want to ingest. I installed a fancy filter setup shortly after that...

Do they treat the water with chlorine or with any other method? If not, organisms could grow. Filters may have little effect, depending on micron rating and if they maintain them. It takes only one bacterial cell to multiply too. Warmer temps and water sitting for long periods make it an opportunity for "stuff" to grow in the water as well.

I will not use water from any unfamiliar source while away camping without using filtration. RV-ing is unique in that you can't test the water everywhere you go and typically you won't know how water is treated. Water from a municipal system is no guarantee the water is good.


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The organisms were smaller and more clear like CFurguson posted but some brown like your photo. No one in the CG got sick from drinking the water most people have been going to the same CG since they were kids. My canister was half full when I changed it.

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Which is the best product among those listed in this site?
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Here are the filters I use on the end of a potable-water-rated hose when filling our RV's fresh water tank while on RV trips: https://www.campingworld.com/tastepure-water-filters-2-pack-90936.html

When filling the fresh water tank at home before a trip I don't use the above filters, but do add 3-4 oz. of chlorine into the tank to sanitize the whole RV fresh system for the trip.


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Just keep in mind one-cell critters laugh at any chlorine dosage short of public swimming pool strength.

There are point-two-micron filters available that should do the trick for critters, viruses, and bacteria.

I have two covered 3000-liter concrete tanks that dose with a gallon of bleach. The lower one is for dishwashing the upper one for showering. Adding the bleach reduced skin infections by 90% and the lower one dashes to the bano by 100%

All store produce gets a dunking in a 5-gallon bucket and so does raw chicken which when untreated should be classified as a biohazard. The improvement in refrigerator shelf life is an eye-opener.

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So no one on this thread watched "The Last Alaskans"? People on there draw and drink water from lakes and rivers all the time.


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So no one on this thread watched "The Last Alaskans"? People on there draw and drink water from lakes and rivers all the time.


OH, that proves it. to the OP, a great idea to drink your lake water.
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2012Coleman wrote:

So no one on this thread watched "The Last Alaskans"? People on there draw and drink water from lakes and rivers all the time.


OH, that proves it. to the OP, a great idea to drink your lake water.
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