Potable Aqua Chlorine Dioxide Water Purification Tablets

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This is the ultimate in light gear. The fact that…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $10 for about 24 tablets

This is the ultimate in light gear. The fact that you have to wait 4 hours to kill cryptosporidium is a little bit of a pain in that I always have to be sure to have enough drinkable water handy. This means I usually carry more than some others (during hot weather I'll carry 4 liters).  

I have thought of getting a pump but since I now only go backpacking with a group someone always has one anyway if I really got stuck. There is a slight smell (very slight, some people don't even smell it) but I don't detect any taste. 

It's a good lightweight purifier that kills pretty much everything.

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Purifying water couldn't be easier! Simply drop a Potable Aqua chlorine dioxide tablet from this package of 20 into a quart of water and let it go to work.

- REI

Potable Aqua Chlorine Dioxide Water Purification Tablets are one of the most effective water treatments for camping, hiking and travel. Effective against bacteria including Giardia, Virusas and cysts, such as Cryptosporidium. No aftertaste like iodine. Meets EPA microbiological water purifier test standards. Requires 4 hours to be completely effective. 20 tablets treat 20 quarts of water. A super-effective and ultralight water treatment for camping and travel, or a great back-up to filters and UV treatments. 20 tablets. Net weight: .28 oz

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

Potable Aqua Chlorine Dioxide Tablets kill bacteria, viruses and cysts, including Giardia and Cryptosporidium. Potable Aqua Chlorine Dioxide Tablets are ideal for campers, hikers, international travelers, and emergency situations. This highly effective way to make questionable water suitable for drinking leaves no unusual aftertaste and does not dramatically alter the water's appearance.

- Vargo Outdoors

Potable Aqua Chlorine Dioxide H2O Treatment - Potable Aqua Chlorine Dioxide Water Purification Tablets are for the emergency disinfection of drinking water. When used as directed, the tablets make contaminated water suitable for drinking. Potable Aqua Chlorine Dioxide Water Purification Tablets are for use by campers, hikers, militaries, emergency organizations, and anyone needing to drink water of questionable microbiological quality. Effective against viruses, bacteria, and cysts - such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium. Requires a 4-hour treatment time Effective against bacteria, viruses and cysts, such as cryptosporidium No aftertaste - improves the taste and odor of water Proven effective against Giardia Lamblia, Cryptosporidium, and Viruses Great for Camping, Hiking, International Travel and Emergency Situations. Ideal for use with hydration packs Available in 20 tablet and 30 tablet sizes

- Massey's Outfitters

Make questionable water drinkable with Chlorine Dioxide tablets that kill bacteria, viruses and cysts, including Giardia and Chryptosporidium. Enjoy your favorite outdoor activity or be safe when traveling in a foreign country knowing nearly 100% of the most common and serious water contaminants will be killed within hours of treatment. When used properly the product leaves no unusual aftertaste. One tablet per quart of water, 4 hours ahead for best results. 20 tablets per bottle.

- Campmor