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Polar Pure Water Disinfectant With Iodine Crystals


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  • Polar Pure Water Disinfectant
  • Portable water disinfectant ideal for camping, backpacking, or traveling
  • Unique bottle design deploys pure crystallized iodine into water
  • Destroys waterborne pathogens, including Giardia and microorganisms
  • Treats up to 2,000 quarts of water per bottle; indefinite shelf life
  • Bottle cap measures and decants solution--no other tools required


Product Description

Even if you have a great water filter, it's hard to destroy water-borne pathogens, including Giardia cysts that can pass through the smallest of filters. This disinfectant destroys these hazards with the power of pure Iodine Crystalline. This specially designed bottle has a thermometer that determines the iodine solution and temperature. One lightweight bottle can purify up to 2,000 quarts of water. Perfect for travel, the disinfectant has an indefinite shelf life and does not deteriorate when exposed to temperature extremes. Features: Safe and fully effective as long as iodine crystals are visible at the bottom of the bottle One bottle treats up to 2000 quarts of water at less than 1/2 cent per quart Dosage chart printed on the bottle Bottle cap measures and decants solution -- no other equipment needed Compact and lightweight for convenient packing Essential for emergency preparedness Item Specifications: Active ingredient: 99.5% Iodine Crystalline Capacity: Purifies up to 2,000 qts. Weight. 3 oz.

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Ingredients
iodine

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 6.1 ounces
  • Origin: Brooklyn NY
  • ASIN: B00068M3HY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,852 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

Enough to treat about 2,000 quarts (compared to only about 50 quarts for tablets).
TucsonShopper
Slight chemical/iodine taste when added to water but not as bad as bleach(or from my sink for that matter).
Keith A. Frazier
Well, now I can feel just a little bit better, knowing I won't die of dehydration, nor of Thyroid Cancer.
Lute F. Potter

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

280 of 281 people found the following review helpful By Big Jon on November 14, 2009
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I have used Polar Pure for a number of years, sometimes under difficult conditions. It's much better than any other chemical treatment I have found. I don't recommend drinking stagnant water from a swamp, but if you treat it following the manufacturer's instructions, you can do it and won't get a disease or parasite.

One bottle of this product will treat a LOT of water...at least in the thousand liter range. Most products are sold as little tablets and only treat about 50 liters. This is hands-down a better product.

Like all chemical treatments, it only kills living organisms. If the water is toxic, you are still out of luck.

Great product. I swear by it.
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375 of 391 people found the following review helpful By TucsonShopper on January 12, 2010
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UPDATE: The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and state regulators have shut down Polar because iodine could be used to make crystal math... believe it or not. And so, Polar quit the business in 2011 rather than fight it. The best water treatment solution is gone. :-(

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Shri says, "Just dip your water bottle over the side of the canoe to fill, add a capful of Polar Pure solution, shake, and wait 20 minutes" - but this may be dangerous advice. The problem is any water left on the outside of Shri's water bottle was, of course, not cleaned by putting iodine inside the bottle. Since Shri didn't report getting sick, Shri might have built up a tolerance to giardia, which is found in all waterways... or, Shri could have only gotten sick up to 4 days later and not connected the two (half of all Flu reports, in fact, are due to bacteria). Shri should have, perhaps did, "burp" the treated water bottle in order to clean the outside as well. Just as important, though, is to regularly clean hands and cooking utensils (since these are more often the sources of bacteria and viruses). You can reduce the minor iodine aftertaste by halving the dose and doubling the wait time - including doubling either dose or time if water is cloudy (the point being that adjustments are far easier with this product than, say, tablets like Potable Aqua Water Treatment Tablets). Instead, I add an acidic sport mix to both counter (turns the iodine to iodide) and cover aftertaste (only after 30 minutes to next day wait to let iodine first do its work). I also dilute powder with twice recommended water in an attempt to aid faster digestion.
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63 of 63 people found the following review helpful By The Good News on January 13, 2010
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I have read in books that one of the best methods for purifying water was by using iodine crystals, but I must admit, I didn't really understand the concept.

This is a bottle that is about 3 inches high, inside is a relatively small amount of iodine crystals that appear similar in size and shape to shotgun pellets.

The process is to fill the small bottle with water, let it sit for an hour, and then pour the liquid from the bottle (measured in capfuls using the bottle cap) into a liter of water for purification. On the side of the bottle is a simplified strip thermometer which indicates how many capfuls of liquid to use based on the temperature of the solution. The bottle has a built in mechanism (really just a tube but it is difficult to explain) that prevents the iodine crystals from being poured out of the bottle during the process.

The process is similar to using water purification tablets with the added advantage of indefinite shelf life and lower cost.

The bottle has all instructions 'painted' on the side which is an added plus; unlike paper labels, the instructions will not fade away or unpeel. The product also comes with an short description of various purification methods, which is both interesting and 'transparent' as the company is not just promoting their own product.

The company's web site is basic and provides more details if you have interest; and, to give them credit, they responded to one of my e-mail questions within an hour.

If I was starting a basic disaster / survival kit, this would be one of my first four purchases; behind a flashlight, first aid kit, and a good knife.

Two things to note. The bottle is thick glass (I would guess relatively hard to break). Also, if you keep the bottle full of solution, take steps to ensure that the water does not freeze as the bottle may break.

An interesting approach to water purification and a well-implemented product.
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106 of 111 people found the following review helpful By shri on September 8, 2008
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Our group used Polar Pure in the Boundary Waters and Quetico on a week-long canoe trip. At first, everyone was squeamish about using iodine and so we spent a lot of time pumping water with a conventional filter. But the filter leaked and so some of us decided maybe we'd try to survive the awful taste of iodine in the water. Color me surprised - the water tasted fine. It was convenient - just dip your water bottle over the side of the canoe to fill, add a capful of Polar Pure solution, shake, and wait 20 minutes. It tasted great. Could I taste the difference between Polar Pure and filtered water? Sure, on a side-by-side taste test I could tell a slight difference. But it was so much more compact and convenient than the water filter that I switched to Polar Pure for the rest of the week. Now I'm going to get bottles for the rest of the family so that we can take it on our hikes and trips in the Cascades and Olympics. A small bottle in a backpack and we'll never run out of water on those hot grinding switchback trails.
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