|Number of Items||6|
|Number of Pieces||1|
|Sport||Camping & Hiking, Outdoor Lifestyle|
|Manufacturer||Wisconsin Pharmacal Company LLC|
|Item Model Number||304|
|Product Dimensions||14.61 x 9.22 x 2.54 cm; 63.5 Grams|
Potable Aqua Water Purification Tablets with PA Plus - Two 50 Count Bottles
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- One Bottle of 50 Potable Aqua Germicidal Water Purification Tablets With One Bottle of 50 PA Plus
- Makes contaminated water bacteriologically suitable to drink within 35 minutes
- Effective against bacteria and Giardia lamblia
- Emergency water purification tablets trusted by military and emergency organizations
- Travel and camping accessory that improves taste and color of water
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Used and trusted by military and emergency organizations worldwide, Potable Aqua Water Purification Tablets With PA Plus disinfect contaminated drinking water in any situation. Included are two types of tablets: Drinking Water Germicidal Tablets to make water bacteriologically suitable to drink, and PA Plus tablets to neutralize the after-taste and color in the water. It only takes two germicidal water purification tablets and two PA plus tablets to disinfect one quart (one liter) of water. These portable water treatment tablets are effective against bacteria and Giardia lamblia.
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Potable Aqua Water Purification disinfects contaminated drinking water in any situation. Potable Aqua is used worldwide by campers, hikers, militaries, emergency organizations and anyone needing to drink water of questionable bacteriological quality. For use only when drinking water is suspected or known to be bacteriologically substandard.
Water Purification Solutions: Ideal for Camping, Hiking, Travel, and Emergency Situations
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|Potable Aqua Germicidal Water Purification Tablets||Potable Aqua Water Purification Tablets With PA Plus - Two 50 count Bottles||Potable Aqua Chlorine Dioxide Water Purification Tablets - 20 Count||Potable Aqua Chlorine Dioxide Water Purification Tablets - 30 Count||Potable Aqua Pure Portable Electrolytic Water Purifier Device, White, Small||Potable Aqua Germicidal Water Purification Tablets 50 ct Twin Pack|
|Purifies water for camping, hiking, traveling and emergency preparedness situations||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Effective against bacteria and Giardia lamblia cysts||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Effective against bacteria, viruses and cryptosporidium||✓||✓||✓|
|Includes Chlorine Dioxide to improve taste and clarity of water||✓||✓|
|Meets EPA microbiological purification standards when used as directed||✓||✓||✓|
|Treatment time required||35 minutes||35 minutes||4 Hours||4 Hours||Dependent of volume of water to treat||35 minutes|
|Treats up to||25 Quarts||25 Quarts||20 Quarts||30 Quarts||150 Liters per charge||100 Quarts|
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Without getting too much into basic chemistry, there are two methods for water purification tablets: Iodine and chlorine. Iodine is the arguably more effective method, but it leaves an iodine taste. It is suggested the taste may determine how much or how little one drinks. So, how do you deal with it? In this case, Potable Aqua includes a second bottle with tablets you can add to remove the taste, OR, simply adding vitamin C (i.e. Tang), or adding a pinch of salt per quart, adding flavorings (e.g., lemonade mix, etc.) or you can also pour it back and forth between containers (again, AFTER it has been adequately treated). The other option is chlorine, Chlorine should be used for persons with iodine allergies or restrictions like persons with thyroid problems, are on lithium, are allergic to shellfish (they may also be allergic to iodine), women over fifty and pregnant women should consult their physician prior to using iodine for purification. Be aware that iodine is light sensitive and must always be stored in a dark bottle, once opened, it may need to be used within a certain time.
The effectiveness of all chemical treatment of water is related to the temperature, pH level, and clarity of the water. Cloudy water often requires higher concentrations of chemical to disinfect. If the water is cloudy, strain it, add the tablets and swish it around. Splash some water with the chemical onto the lid and the threads of the water bottle so all water areas are treated. The water should sit for at least 30 minutes. The colder the water, the less effective the chemical, it works best if the water is over 68F/21C, if the water temperature is below 40F/4C, double the treatment time before drinking. Finally, iodine and chlorine will NOT work on toxic water (water that has dissolved chemicals or solids like salt). In that case, it MAY be safe/safer to add the use of absorbent filters (i.e. with charcoal), but the BEST advice is to simply NOT use toxic water!
I always say you should have at least TWO options for water, fire and shelter. Here, tablets are one, the other is a filter like Sawyer Products SP128 Mini Water Filter (It has the distinction of being able to be used almost perpetually by simply backwashing it!). But the best method is boiling, some say you don't actually have to "boil" water to make it safe, that by the time water actually comes to a boil it is already safe, but I like to see bubbles for my own peace of mind!
I was very impressed with this product overall and will purchase more in the future for upcoming hikes!