- the rain water talk brings up questions i`ve had from time to time.
for the most part i would think rain water would be just fine as long
as the surfaces its landed on & came to rest on are ok. but what about
rain running off the roof of an AT shelter? i`m thinking most of those
are tin. but i would have to be pretty desperate to use water pooling
on the ground at the edge of a shelter, treated or not. think about
all the concentrated human (& animal) activity & how carless people
can be w/ food, fule human waste, etc. ...slowhike