Katadyn Micropur MP1 Purification Tablets
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- Effective against all microorganisms
- Choose from either the 20 or 30 count, and keep in mind each tablet treats 1 liter of water
- Fresh tasting water - no unpleasant taste or gross lingering aftertaste
- Meets EPA microbiological water purifier test standards
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To the earlier reviewer who mentioned treatment time: 4 hours is a worst-case scenario mandated by the EPA for killing one type of organism (cryptosporidium) in water that is both very cold and very dirty. All bacteria and viruses, except cryptosporidium and giardia, are killed in 15 minutes (even in cold water). Cryptosporidium and giardia are both killed in 30. In cold, very dirty (cloudy) water, it can take 4 hours for a full crypto kill.
Again the four hour treatment time takes a bit of planning, but definitely worth it.
Pros: These tabs weigh only a few ounces, but can treat up to 20 liters.
They are very effective at killing off viruses, bacteria, Giardia, and Cryptosporidium(EPA accepted). This product is great if you can't build a fire or boil water.
Cons: One tab for one liter so unless you stock up, you can only support one person for 5 days if you use 1 gal. or 4 liters per day for roughly $10. Compare this to 96oz(~56000 drops) of Clorox for $4 and it only takes 16 drops to treat 1gal. of water. Katadyn claims that their tabs leave virtually no taste to the water, but I disagree. There is a very strange taste in the water that is less tolerable than chlorine IMO. Minimum treatment time is 30 minutes for both.
Alternative: Boil water for 5 minutes at any desired quantity at virtually no cost! :)
The stream ended up being extremely low, almost dry actually. The water was brown, almost completely still and very sketchy looking... I was pretty reluctant to drink it but I didn't have any other source of water for the trip.
I filled a 40oz container and added the pill. Waited 4 hours and drank the whole thing. Then got more water for the rest of the trip. I didn't get sick so it must have worked!
The general rule is 1 gallon per person per day. That's 4 tabs per person per day of emergency, unless you can boil the stuff ...
At $2 per gallon, I wouldn't use these for purifying a lot of water if I had other options. For example, tossing a 7 gallon container of tap water into the truck gives me about the same amount of treated water as the 30 tablets could provide. Also, never underestimate the usefulness of a gallon of bleach.
Taste much better than the iodine-based purification tablets we used as kids in Scouting units.
We keep several packages in our emergency kits and food storage supplies, "just in case." Cheap insurance for the price. You gotta have clean, pure water to surive any disaster or emergency...these Katadyn MicroPur water purification tablets will give you that clean, pure water!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An Acequia (Ditch) is within 50 feet of my property. It is brown water than is an out flow for irrigation that I can not use, but pay for (Another Story). Read morePublished 19 days ago by J. Miller
I've used these and the MSR tablets, and I find these are a pain to open with your hands (God forbid your hands are wet and you're trying to open these). Read morePublished 1 month ago by Eli
This came so highly recommended by other reviewers, I decided to purchase it as well for my go-bag and my CERT bag. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jeni B
Don't be put off by the printed instructions that say you need to wait four hours for these to work. It simply isn't true. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Patience Carter
Arrived promptly. Reasonable price. Based on other user reviews, I believe when used as directed Katadyn will perform as advertised.Published 2 months ago by Kalbo
It takes a long time before the water is drinkable after putting in a tablet. There are other brands that only take 30 minutes verses 3 hours. Read morePublished 7 months ago by 1911