The Other Coast by Adrian Raeside

The Other Coast

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  1. J K

    J K said, about 2 years ago

    Oh nuts!

  2. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, about 2 years ago

    I know how she feels – I drank from a bubbling stream in the dales once, and then found a dead sheep in it further up!

  3. M2MM

    M2MM said, about 2 years ago

    No matter how clean and “crisp” the water may seem, it can contain some deadly pathogens. Always boil surface water and rain water FIRST! :P

  4. cabalonrye

    cabalonrye said, about 2 years ago

    One word, six letters: F-i-l-t-e-r

  5. treesareus

    treesareus said, about 2 years ago

    Hang a rope down into the water tank and the squirrel will be able to crawl out of the tank. I do that with my mule’s water troughs and haven’t had a squirrel die since.

  6. listmom

    listmom said, about 2 years ago

    Okay, first – you generally have a lid and a screen on a rain barrel. Second – you never drink from the rain barrel (water off the roof — ick!); you use the water for your lawn or garden. (Other than that — this is pretty funny. :)

  7. jeffc42

    jeffc42 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Fawlty Towers (dead pigeon)

  8. comicnut4636

    comicnut4636 said, about 2 years ago

    @M2MM

    All you do when you boil water is take clean water away as steam,leaving the remaning water with a more concetrated amount of polutants. Now if you distill the water (catch the steam), THEN you have cleaner water.

    I always get kick out of “experts” telling people to “boil your water” when some contaminate is discovered in it.

  9. oldmxer

    oldmxer said, about 2 years ago

    rerun, seen it b 4

  10. Bob Vious

    Bob Vious said, about 2 years ago

    When my dad was a kid (late 1930’s, early 40’s), the cat disappeared and was gone all winter. They found him in the Springtime when they cleaned out the cistern (which is what the rain tank is called). They drank the water all winter. No one got sick.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    That’s why you have a mesh over it and filter it.

  12. Ly Taylor

    Ly Taylor said, about 2 years ago

    Give your immune system practice. By the word of the great George Carlin: I never get sick ’cause I swam in raw sewage.

  13. scottjsmith

    scottjsmith said, about 2 years ago

    @comicnut4636
    What you say is true if you are talking dirt, suspended particulates, etc. But the main reason you boil the water is to kill the bacteria (e-coli being the most common one found in water).

  14. ABADABA

    ABADABA said, about 2 years ago

    Never drink downstream from the herd.

  15. bmonk

    bmonk said, about 2 years ago

    @comicnut4636

    Boiling does not remove contaminants—it kills the biological pesties, like amoebas or even many bacteria.

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