Potable Aqua Water Purification Tablets
I Always Use Water Purification Tablets
You gotta have em. These are cheap when you compare them to the pain you'll feel if you get Giardia. Anywhere you go, animals are using that place as a latrine, and they carry a tiny parasite that winds up in the water. A stream may be clear and cold and in the middle of nowhere, but if you gamble that there are no microscopic Giardia eggs, you're eventually going to lose. Then you've got some serious trots, my friend. Spend the 7 bucks on these water purification tablets. Or you can spend lots more on a water purification system, and I'm sure those are awesome, but I'm used to these pills. I've been using them for decades and I don't think I've ever had Giardia, (but I have had the trots, which I blame on cheap beer.)
As I hike and take drinks from my water bottle, I always leave about a 1/4 cup of water in the bottle and drop in one of these tablets. It takes about 5 minutes to dissolve. This saves me time when I find more water. I can fill the bottle and the water is ready to drink 5 minutes faster because the tablet is pre-dissolved. If you've ever been out of water and really, REALLY thirsty, those 5 minutes are agony. So listen to the Old Man.
When the water is muddy, (yes, I've raided mud puddles in desperation), add more tablets. There are instructions on the bottle, and an annoying little wad of yellowish brown cotton inside the bottle to keep the pills from rattling around and breaking. I use that as tinder.
March 19, 2013
Great for camping or in emergencies.
Two tablets treat a quart, so one tablet per 16 oz. water bottle. Easy to follow directions. Peace of mind in situations where the water is questionable.
July 30, 2012
Always good to have around!
This product is very easy to use, and work great. The small size of the bottle makes easy to add to any emergency kit etc. These days you never know what can happen. You can survive without a lot of "things". You cannot survive without water! When you don't have any, you need it fast. Why chance it? Better safe, than sorry!
July 22, 2012
When I went on a three day hiking trip I brought these tablets along with me. They were very portable, lightweight, and fairly easy to use. The downside to most of these tablets is the time it takes for them to work (30 min with these) to remove the sediment and other impurities. My suggestion would be to bring either a second water bladder or a bottle and a bladder to sip on the bottle while your water is purifying. There were plenty of tablets for the trip. The only other thing was the taste. It tasted a bit funny when purified. An easy solution would be flavor packets. Either way, a good product.
June 4, 2012
I'm still here to write the review
Used with fairly clear stream water and had no issues.
May 28, 2012
I use it when I go camping or hiking, 2. The best thing is that it's small.3 price to high
May 5, 2012
worked well on some water from hole in southwest utah. water turned redish
April 9, 2012
April 4, 2012