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Potable Aqua Water Purification Tablets with PA Plus

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50 Tablets
  • Potable Aqua tablets provide purified drinking water
  • PA Plus tablets remove iodine taste and color
  • Treats up to 25 quarts
  • contains 50 tablets
  • Easy to use.Potable Aqua Water Purification Tablets w/PA Plus-50 Tablets
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Product Details

Size: 50 Tablets
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1.6 x 0.8 inches ; 2.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B0009I3T3S
  • Item model number: 304
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 customer reviews)
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Size: 50 Tablets

Potable Aqua the most trusted name in water purification products. Potable Aqua products provide time-tested, simple-to-use water treatment optiions for campers, backpackers and other outdoor enthusiasts. No aftertaste-improves the taste and odor of water.


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Customer Reviews

PA Plus tablets remove iodine taste and color.
Amazon Customer
Obviously great for camping but I wanted to keep this item with our emergency kit.
BrianK
Boiling water is good for making more water than drinking water.
Anonymous

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan on June 30, 2011
Size Name: 50 Tablets Verified Purchase
I use these tablets primarily for fastpacking and trail running in the Smoky Mtns. When fastpacking, I use both the tablets, so that the water does not have any aftertaste and it works great! When trail running, I just take the iodine tablets and not worry about the others. The iodine taste is noticable, but you get used to it after a while. I also have a filter that I take at times, but when it comes down to weight savings, I prefer these tablets. I've never had any problems getting sick after using them to treat water in the Smoky Mtns.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Affenjunge on September 13, 2011
Size Name: 50 Tablets
I recently went hiking in Wisconsin along the Ice Age Trail and brought along these tablets to treat the local water. I didn't get sick after drinking a liter of reddish brown water(tannin in the water) from a slow moving stream so the product works perfectly in that regard. My only complaint, and reason for only giving 4 stars, is the second step tablet meant to neutralize the taste of the primary tablets didn't exactly work. There was a noticeable and fairly unpleasant bitter taste to the water but it was not worse than dehydration or contracting a parasite. After using this product I have decided to purchase a mechanical filter for my next outing and I will keep these around in my B.O.B. or perhaps as a backup in case my filter fails.

I have read about people using single serving water flavoring mixes to mask the taste of the chemicals but I didn't try that. I did try using a tea bag but that didn't help at all. I would recommend you treat some water at home and try what you please so you can decide if you can bare it. In a desperate situation, these will save your life and are worth every gram and every penny.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Kili Sands on November 29, 2013
Size Name: 50 Tablets Verified Purchase
... dipping your head into a cold mountain stream and taking a long refreshing drink is an experience that has basically vanished from the wilderness areas of America. With the increased use of the wilderness there has also been an increase in the amount of bacteriological contamination of backcountry water supplies. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that 90 percent of the world's water is contaminated in some way.

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.
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61 of 70 people found the following review helpful By A. Doss on July 12, 2011
Size Name: 50 Tablets Verified Purchase
While I'm fairly confident I can get a fire going and boil water on extended camping adventures, it's a good idea to have a few water treatment options. Now, water purification has two stages to consider....bacteria and chemicals. We use these chlorine tablets to treat the bacteria, then add the included ascorbic acid (vitamin c) to remove the taste of the chlorine...and this water is very drinkable. We then sometimes elect to use a Berkey water filter to aid in removal of additional chemicals.

Some people opt to use Iodine to treat the water...but while this may work for short term use, it's not recommended for longterm. Chlorine/bleach seems to be the preferred method...and the included ascorbic acid tablets help in the taste.

Follow the directions and decide on a "water policy" for your camp...or survival strategy.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By motorcycleman541 on September 3, 2012
Size Name: 50 Tablets
Used these in Hawaii to purify swamp water in waimanu valley. Not only did it not make me sick, but it also tasted pretty good because of the additional pills that wipe out the iodine flavor. It's cheap and works, what else is there to say?
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By G. Mesick on August 28, 2012
Size Name: 50 Tablets
You aren't really in the Great Outdoors until you have been gone so long you have to drink water that didn't come from your tap. I spent years of backpacking through the Cascades and the Olympics just looking for fast running water and betting that a dead animal carcass hadn't fallen in just upstream. But in the last several years, I have decided to play it a bit safer. But I want a simple, inexpensive water insurance policy.

Friends always want to show me their water filtering devices or their UV steri-pen or other mechanism for insuring clean water. I am always impressed (since they paid for it, they carry it, and they are happy to let me use it). But when I do the calculus, I just can't make it work. Chlorine? Yeah, but who has four hours to wait when thirsty? Filtering? Who wants to take several minutes to pull their water through the tube? Steri-pen? My knees will give out years before I ever get a return on that investment.

After all, I only am out overnight a handful of times each year. And so I turn to the inexpensive, time-honored tradition of iodine in water. A bad taste? Sure. And of course, some people are allergic, and this isn't an option. But I will never break my iodine tablets. My iodine tablets won't get clogged and require cleaning on the trail. And I can buy twenty or more packages of these for the price of some other options.

And as to cryptosporidium, well, that truly IS rare. And I will just keep on betting on fast running water.
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