All of this is said with the knowledge that we are very lucky to have seemingly endless (seemingly
, I know it's not) supplies of safe drinking water available in our houses from taps.
But...it's so hard to decide if a little deer poop is worse than all the estrogen and antidepressants and medications that are in our water system..! Both from what people flush down the toilet when it expires, and what they pee out. But then that stuff is in the environment, oceans and everywhere, not just a municipal water supply.
In general I'm careful about spring water. Luckily we've got a place close to the top of a mountain. No cattle above it, and not much chance for infection from other animals. I don't know if there's a filter, probably not, but the Forest Service has developed it a bit. There's a manhole next to it, and a rock structure built up with a spout.
In Moab I'd regularly fill from a hole in a rock cliff spewing out water. Never did get sick but you never know...
I definitely don't drink from streams, and yes, especially if there are beaver upstream. No giardia for me, thank you
I like the anti-bacterial soap points. Good to have some around for use after dumping the tanks. I don't really cook meat in the trailer so that helps.
I washed my upholstery after I first bought the trailer. I should probably get in the habit of at least doing it at the end of each season.