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7/23/12 3:41 PM
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vegasdolphin
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 Which Water Purification tablets are considered the best out there? Who do you use/have? I was searching Amazon and many brands came up, read the reviews and I'm still not quite sure.

Also is Amazon the best place to buy these?

Thanks

9/25/12 2:29 PM
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10/25/12 6:02 AM
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in end of april Im taking my girlfreind for our first 3 day camping trip. Its not anything real crazy like hiking for ever.

I just plan on taking a seahawk raft to an island in the middle of a lake on a large wooded hill in a very remote area, and staying locally.

The lake itself has a lot of beavers and a wide variety of wild life, with some areas of stagnent pools off to the side from water overflow with turtles.

After researching my game plan is to use a General Ecology First Need Deluxe Water Purifier for water needs.

http://www.amazon.com/General-Ecology-First-Water-Purifier/dp/B0009RP8T2

issue with those iodine tablets is that iodine will give a flavor.
10/25/12 6:05 AM
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also you have to wait a little while. it will be easier to keep tablets for a trip to cut down on travel wieght, but for my purposes the filter is easier.

here for the tablets though to answer your questions.

http://www.rei.com/product/406032/potable-aqua-iodine-and-taste-neutralizer-tablets
10/27/12 8:03 PM
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Buy 2 or 2.5 % iodine from the drug store. It's way cheaper and lasts longer than the little tablets you get from camping stores. 5 or 6 drops per liter/quart usually works, though temp or crap in the water could change amount required. There's lots of info online.
10/27/12 9:03 PM
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Butter, 'cuz I'm on a roll!

http://www.amazon.com/LifeStraw-Personal-Water-Filter/dp/B006QF3TW4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351386137&sr=8-1&keywords=lifestraw+personal+water+filter

 

6/7/13 8:08 PM
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Ive done more research and used some. I bought a kaydenite hiker pro for a water filter, and I used iodine tablets. iodine tablets kill the virusis, but wont kill the bacteria. The filter takes out the bacteria but wont kill the viruses.

I used it the other night while camping with my 4 year old. I didnt feel like bring water and I hiked at a lake with beavers and tons of wild life around it. I hiked with 4 empty 1 gallon jugs.

I filled up 2 of the gallon jugs with water, let the iodine tablets kill the virusis for a half hour. then used the kaydenite hiker pro filter to filter out the treated water into 2 empty jugs.

water came out fine. Saved me about 10lbs of wieght doing that.

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