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    Default Getting sick while hunting:

    Had the pleasure of having my son down for the weekend, however his crew brought down some kind of a bug that has put me on my heels for the last couple of days.

    Was going to get up to the cabin a couple of day's ago but this has laid me up for a while. ( Hav'nt had the flu for over 2 years) Not digging it.

    How many of you have got this bug? and how do you get over it? ( Fairbanks)

    I've seen the lists of what to take for safety on you trips, but I'm not sure there was anything mentioned for the flu or bever fever. I know a water filter/tablets are used for the water, I need something to cure this flu. ANY wild remeidies, lol.

    I think I'm still in the deliorious state.

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    Stay home till your better! Went on an archery hunt with a cold and came back so sick the doc thought I had pnuemonia! Almost ruined my firearms hunt, had to leave 3 days late. As too healing fast, rest, liquids and more rest. Cats claw helps if your all stuffed up, but the flu can be serious.
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    Is this an actual flu or just a sever case of a stomach bug. My stomach bugs usually only last 48 hours. I barf my guts out and sit on the toilet for most of the day. I seem to get this thing about every 2 years. I might run a bit of a fever and be dizzy, but it's nothing like an actual flu. I pound the water, even if it's coming out both ends, and stay in bed (unless I'm on the toilet). I don't recall the last time I've had an actual flu.

    I went on a moose hunt once when I was sick. I came home with "walking" pnuemonia and it took three weeks to get better.
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    The baby had some serious runny nose and I was playing with him alot, and then my boy called me when he got back to Fairbanks and said that he went to the E.R., And I was going , Thanks for that one bud. lol.

    I Don't know what it is, but I'm sure I will shake it. ( Doug know what you are talking about the toliet, lol)

    I hope it's just a short one but the sore throught, the chills, the snezzes, and the cold sweats, man I would let someone down if I was hunting with them right now.

    I think I will stay, until I can stay off the john .lol

    Good luck to all.

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    I once got a severe case of the trots on a spring caribou hunt on the lower Nushagak. For two days I dared not stray far from the rickety outhouse while my friends went after caribou. That sucked! After I was pretty much all wiped out, both literally and figuratively, I talked a few guys into accompanying my sorry weak self to Chris Carr's place at Portage Creek where I was able to obtain some Pepto Bismol from his personal stores. That brought it to a close, and I have never gone on a hunting trip since without a variety of meds just in case.

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