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Potable Aqua Chlorine Dioxide Tablets - Package of 20

    Potable Aqua Chlorine Dioxide Tablets - Package of 20

    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.

    • $9.95

    Item # 736897

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    • Features the same proven technology used in municipal water supplies; effective against viruses, bacteria, Giardia and Cryptosporidium
    • Requires a 4 hr. treatment time to kill contaminants
    • Each tablet is individually wrapped and sealed
    • Unopened Potable Aqua tablets that are stored at temperatures between 60 and 86°F should remain effective up to 4 years
    • Exposure to heat, humidity, moisture and air will reduce the effectiveness of the tablets

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    Item 736897

    This item contains hazardous or flammable materials and is restricted to surface shipping only. Online orders for shipment to Alaska must be picked up at any Alaska REI store (follow options for Free Shipping to REI Store when ordering); shipment to any other Alaska address is not offered. Sorry, this product cannot be shipped to Hawaii, APO, FPO or international addresses.

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    Potable Aqua Chlorine Dioxide Tablets - Package of 20 Specs
    Best use
    Protozoa, bacteria and viruses
    20 quarts
    0.7 ounce
    Filter type

    Potable Aqua Chlorine Dioxide Tablets - Package of 20

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    Rated 4.75/5 based on 4 reviews
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromCompact and light! I carried these on my backpacking trip last week and really appreciated their light weight and compact size. They can treat larger quantities of water at once than a UV pen and don't require tedious hand pumping. Even when I carry other purification methods, I pack these tabs as a backup because they are foolproof.
    Date published: 2014-07-29
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromPerfect Product While you may have to wait 30min (4hrs if your REALLY paranoid) it sure beats carrying a filter. These pills leave almost no after taste, the water tastes just like city tap water after treatment. Effective, cheap, lightweight - What more could you ask for!
    Date published: 2010-05-06
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromA No-Brainer Bottom line -- don't leave home without it. I've seen and experienced all sorts of troubles with so called bomb-proof water filters and the end result was usually one of two things: you're at the mercy of some rancid tasting iodine tabs you can pick up at wal mart for the spare change in your pocket, or you're forced to head home early. I bought a 20 pack to carry as a backup i actually wouldn't mind using if faced with filter troubles. They pack down small, don't hardly weigh a thing, and the package is suprisingly thin...there is no good reason you can say they're an inconvenience to you. The time it takes to be fully effective is the reason i won't give it a perfect score. It will kill all bacteria and parasites within 30 minutes, but up to 4 hours(!) is the manufacturer recommended period to ensure that giardia, cryptosporidium and other visures are dealt with. Iodine on the other hand has one major limitation... it is ineffective against crypto. Potable Aqua in a sense has become my insurance policy and has its regular place in my emergency and first aid kit. Most guys who use a chlorine dioxide based treatment will only wait the first 30 minutes before deeming the water safe. All of what makes untreated backcountry water questionable is killed off in that time, whereas the full treatment period is required for third world type of places. Pay as much attention as you do to keeping your water safe towards keeping your hands clean and sanitized and digestive tract illnesses are likely something you'll ever gain first hand knowledge of.
    Date published: 2009-02-17
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromNo taste problems This is a good chemical water treatment. It leaves minimal to no aftertaste and is lightweight. Also, it is cheaper than the Katadyn brand tablets, but offers the same performance. The four hour wait time is a bit long, but in many cases you can wait just 30 minutes, as the four hour wait is only for Cryptosporidia.
    Date published: 2007-09-23

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