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
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|Package Height||1.8 x 5.1 x 6.2 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.3 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the only way, when it comes to chemically treating your water..Published 3 days ago by Bigbore444
No iodine taste at all. I usually will filter the water and use this for a secondary purification and to take care of any viruses. Or I'll use this first and then filter. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Daryl
Package was compromised. How can you expect someone to ingest an open, unsealed product these days? There is no way to tell what could have been added to this container. Read morePublished 4 months ago by scott p.
Purchased it for our BOB. It is the best water disinfectant product on the market.Published 8 months ago by Joe
The best disinfectant for my "bug-out" bag for those situations where it is imperative to clean water. Do your research. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Roseanne
HAVE PURCHASED THIS FOR AN EMERGENCY,........ IT HAS BEEN ADDED TO OUR HOME "EMERGENCY KIT"Published 8 months ago by Richard F. Ward