The MSR Aquatabs Purifier Tablets are water purification tablets for making safe water in the backcountry. The tabs feature a 30 minute time for treatment, making questionable water source ready for drinking. There are 30 tabs included, where one tab can treat 2 liters of water. A great little pal to have around in emergencies that won't weigh down your pack. Viruses and bacteria are so gross.
FEATURES of the MSR Aquatabs Water Purification Tablets
US EPA approved and effective against viruses, bacteria and Giardia cysts
Fast-acting design provides safe drinking water in just 30 minutes
Ideal for ultralight backcountry trips, traveling internationally, and emergency safety kits
A safe and effective back-up for your microfilters
30 individually packaged tablets allow for easier packing and transport, and can treat up to 60 liters total
NOTE - Aquatabs are NOT effective against Cryptosporidium. Sorry for yelling about it.
Rated 5 out of
Served its purpose and no beaver fever.I guess I can't say for sure whether these tablets eliminated all of the dangers in drinking dirty lake water after running through a filter, but I can say that nobody got sick and there were definitely beavers in the lake. Using a filter/tablet combo enabled us to go pretty deep into the back country with no more than a Powerade bottle and a 2-liter hydration bladder. Didn't find these to have a chemical taste like I've always heard, if treated water tastes bad to you, you aren't working up enough of a thirst. I've boiled in the past and it was nice to just be able to treat what we pumped, wait a bit, and drink cold, clean water without a huge fuss.
Date published: 2014-12-08
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