Old Man River Mississippi Adventure, Episode 7

The team struggles to find clean drinking water on a remote stretch of river
Staff Writer

On days 77-82 of the 110-day expedition down the Mississippi, in the heart of America and floating on the country's largest freshwater river, the team encounters an unexpected challenge: thirst.

After experiencing heavy rains the river is flowing fast, but the increasingly polluted Mississippi is far from potable. But when the team hits a remote stretch of river and finds themselves out of water, they're forced to drink from the Mississippi, highlighting a recurrent theme of the trip: finding potable water on a supposedly freshwater river.

Finally, they reach a ressuply point—the iconic southern city of Memphis, Tennessee, where they are outfitted with food and supplies before pushing on downstream.

Want to see more? Click through for a Q&A with expedition leader Brett Rogers, or check out the slideshow of photographs from the expedition, courtesy of Kyle Jeffries.

 

Episode 1 of the expedition is available for viewing here.

Episode 2 of the expedition is available for viewing here.

Episode 3 of the expedition is available for viewing here.

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Episode 4 of the expedition is available for viewing here.

Episode 5 of the expedition is available for viewing here.

Episode 6 of the expedition is available for viewing here.

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