“I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” Aquamira drops have been my go-to for water treatment for a few years now. I've used a Katadyn Basecamp gravity filter, which worked well until it just stopped one day. Pretty big and heavy in retrospect anyway. I've also used a gravity filter that I rigged up with a Platypus Big-Zip and a Sawyer Mini that worked brilliantly until it just stopped working one day no matter how hard I back-flushed… Full review
I just got back from a 4-day backpacking trip with a new cycling friend who brought this product call Aquamira. It's two small bottles of liquids that when mixed together in about 7 drops each makes a tasteless way to purify water in the back country. I just looked it up online at: http://www.aquamira.com/products/aquamira-water-treatment-drops/ Comes in two small bottle weighing just around an ounce. Mixes in the white cap of Part B above, turns yellow after a 5 minute wait, then added to water… Full review
No added taste, never inconvenient, very light, and best of all, it doesn't break. I've been using these for years with great success. I've been using the Aquamira drops for a few years, ever since Andrew Skurka (Ultimate Hiker's Guide) suggested them, and I've never looked back. Most people who I've spent any time with on the trails, who were using some filter system, pretty much converted after experiencing this stuff. What could be easier? Here is how it works. You find a water source and you're… Full review
Convenient, light, fast enough. But how antiseptic is it? I have used these drops for several years, and I have never gotten sick in the wild. But that does not prove they actually kill germs; I might simply have been lucky. Knowing that, I'm worried about the absence of any claim by Aquamira that they are effective against germs —bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Before purchasing my second kit, I threw away the packaging from my first purchase. This time, I read the packaging carefully. There… Full review
Lightweight water filter that can be used with virtually any disposable or Platypus brand small mouth bottles. I have owned this product for over a year and have used this filter on almost all of my backpacking trips. I have used this filter on some questionable water sources and so far so good. The microfilter removes 99.9% of Cryptosporidium and Giardia per the manufacturer. The filter also uses coconut shell carbon to improve the taste of the water. I have used this filter on a gravity setup… Full review
Aquamira is McNett's line of water treatment products.