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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
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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.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00068M3HY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,139 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)

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Ingredients
iodine

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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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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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This is a fine product for treating water, I'm sure. I've only used it once and didn't get sick.

The only real problem I have with it is that the bottle leaks if stored full in a pack. The website recommends (and it seems to make perfect sense) that you fill the bottle after every use, so the solution is pre-prepared for the next time you need it. I ended up with a backpack full of iodine stained clothes. And, yes, I'm 99.9% sure I screwed the cap on correctly. After seeing the horror show that was the inside of my pack, the first thing I did was grab the bottle. I inspected it before I opened it- the cap was on tight, and I had to apply the downward pressure to unscrew it, yet the contents of the bottle were not at all where they were supposed to be.

So- if you don't keep it full, and this is your primary means of water treatment, you'll have to fill the Polar Pure bottle, wait an hour for the bottle solution to be ready, treat the water, wait another 20 min, and then take a drink. Long time from thirsty to first sip.

I think, perhaps, this is best kept in a home earthquake/emergency kit, because (for its size and weight) I am impressed with the amount of water it can treat.

Happy camping.
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