Perhaps the most inherently dangerous scenario for somebody in a survival situation is contracting a waterborne disease through drinking water.
Drinking enough water to stay hydrated is a critical aspect for survival, and many of your decisions in a survival situation will revolve around locating water sources. Any ground water source you may come across however, represents a potential risk of waterborne diseases.
Which kinds of diseases you ask? Oh, I don’t know, maybe you could get:
- Typhoid Fever
- Traveller’s Diarhea
And much more!