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 Post subject: Aquatabs
PostPosted: August 11th, 2018, 8:33 am 
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I have just recently learned of these. I used to take Pristine as a back-up for my filter but it's a bit inconvenient at times, esp if I am paddling. Aquatabs would seem to be ideal as a backup but the do not kill crypto. Is that much of a concern in Ont lake waters?

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 Post subject: Re: Aquatabs
PostPosted: August 11th, 2018, 12:00 pm 
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Only one datapoint - our Scout troop had to use them as a backup last month in La Verendrye and no reports of problems a month later. Knock on wood :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Aquatabs
PostPosted: August 11th, 2018, 2:27 pm 
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I've been using them for the past 2-3 years in place of a PUR-style pump filter with no problems. Pumping water is an annoying nuisance which for us tends to lead to compromising on the frequency and volume of water drunk throughout the day. The pump, small and light as it is, is a lot bulkier than 60-80 Aquatabs stored in a very small and accessible Nalgene bottle. The Aquatabs aren't entirely taste-free, but are much more neutral-tasting than the chlorine or iodine tablets/drops of old. I'm not sure, though, how effective a defense they are against the most evil of bacteria.


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PostPosted: August 12th, 2018, 12:31 pm 
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Steripen might be a handy accessory if your'e not adverse to a little item and some AA's.


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