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Potable Aqua Plus Water Purification Tablets

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  • 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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A revolutionary two stage process that makes water bacteriologically safe to drink and taste good. After treating water with Potable Aqua, simply drop 1-2 tablets of the neutralizer into the water and wait 3-5 minutes for clear, great tasting water. It greatly reduces the iodine taste and the discoloration caused by the iodine. Packaged in a 50 count bottle along with a 50 count bottle of Potable Aqua on a blister card. REMINDER: Use Potable Aqua first to make the water safe to drink. The neutralizer will not eliminate harmful bacteria or viruses. 371239 , Potable Aqua Plus Water Purification Tablets , water purification , pure water , camping , purifying water tablets , tablets to purify water , water purifier tablets , water purifying tablets , purified water , purifier of water , purifier water , water purification , water purifier portable , water purification systems portable , water purified , water purifiers backpacking , water purifiers systems , water purifying , water treatment , hydration , camping , hiking , backpacking

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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
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PA Plus tablets remove iodine taste and color.
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I like that this contains both the Iodine and "neutralizing" tablets since the combination makes most water safe and not too bitter to drink.
C. Hill
Obviously great for camping but I wanted to keep this item with our emergency kit.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan on June 30, 2011
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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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54 of 62 people found the following review helpful By A. Doss on July 12, 2011
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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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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Affenjunge on September 13, 2011
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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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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By motorcycleman541 on September 3, 2012
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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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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By G. Mesick on August 28, 2012
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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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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jason Stanhouse (Jason@stanhouse . com) TOP 500 REVIEWER on March 11, 2013
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So i buy these as a backup to my Katadyn Hiker Microfilter 2012. I have only had to use them once and that was before i got that particular filter.

Anyway My old filter broke when me and a friend where using it at jenni lake in southern idaho, we where forced to fall back to these well they seamed to work great as i did not get sick at all from the stream water at jenni lake and if you used the pa plus tab as well to get rid of the iodine after taste the water was quite drinkable. Honestly except for the wait time for them to work this might be the simplest/most effective water purification system out there.

I highly recommend everyone has these in there backpacking/emergency kits as they weigh almost nothing and can easily save your life.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C. McVeay on December 27, 2012
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Purchased as a part of our emergency kit. We did purchase a second kit and played around with it. The water seems to be okay and it didn't cause any GI distress afterward.
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