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Water Purification Tablets

4.6 out of 5 stars 71 customer reviews
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  • 50 effervescent water purification tablets
  • each tablet treats 1 to 2 litre(s) of suspect water
  • wait 20 minutes before drinking
  • 17mg effective ingredient concentration
  • 5 loose strips

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  • Boxed-product Weight: 9 g
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  • Manufacturer reference: S6-SKEG-9PZ7
  • ASIN: B000ZJAW0Y
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 20 Nov. 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,589 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)


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By Dave M TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 Aug. 2011
I have just returned from a trekking holiday in Greenland and found these tablets to be invaluable.

I know that some people say that the water in the streams and lakes is completedly safe to drink, however the sheep dropping and green slime in some places made me think otherwise...

The important thing is that, when doing strenous walking, to drink enough. For a 10 hour day, carrying enough water isn't really an option, so it is necessary to pick up water en route. These solved that problem.

I do agree that there is taste of "swimming pool", however this is the lesser of two evils, the other being the effects of dodgy water (I'll leave that to your imagination).

In my opinion, essentail for being out where the quality of water cannot be guaranteed.

One point of note, and I'm not sure if this is true of not. I have been told that UV light, i.e. sunlight, can stop these working. I was taught that, if you use these, you must use either an opaque bottle or put your water bottle inside your rucksack; a transparent bottle in a net pocket is a no-no. As I say, I have been taught this, but I have no way of knowing if it is correct, but just to be on the safe side, I keep my bottle inside my pack until the waiting time is over.

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This was given to a niece of mine as a gift to take with her on a trek in Peru. She said they were very helpful with the water issues and they worked extremely well.
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These tablets are great value, cheaper than I've previously seen them for. I live in Africa so I use these regularly. They have a horrid chlorine taste, but by adding the juice of one lime or an effervescent vitamin the taste soon disappear.
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There's other reviews on here that hit the nail on the head.

I'm just going to add my experience with them.

I bought these in anticipation of going for a long weekend camping so I could carry little water.

The thing I noticed was how much the treated water tasted of chlorine; in the kind of situations these should be used in, that's neither here nor there.

It's also worth noting that it's best to place the tablet in 2 litres of untreated water (as instructed) leave the lid of the bottle loose and give it a shake for 2-3 minutes prior to letting stand for 30 minutes that helped a little with the taste.

Also, I made the mistake of filling my CamelBak with the untreated water and then adding the tablet. Don't do that. It tastes awful and I can't imagine it being very good/healthy for you or your water bladder.

As for the five stars, I've used them from all throughout the weekend and my insides are very much still inside of me.
The chlorine taste is a trivial thing to deal with. If you NEED to use these tablets then you're probably very desperate for clean water - the faint taste of chlorine isn't going to stop you.
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They make the water taste like strong swimming pool water which is fairly discusting but ok with juice.
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By Biff on 14 Sept. 2013
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I bought these for my camping trips. I do take water from rivers but always boil it before drinking. Thought these would come in handy. Drop one into a litre of water and wait 10 minutes or so for the tablet to dissolve. The water will be safe to drink but tastes like swimming pool water, chlorine. Simply adding a powdered sport drink makes it more pleasant to drink. I no longer have to keep boiling water to drink. I never go camping without them.
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I have used these in at least seven different countries which I can't be bothered to list, but include Scandinavian waters (Elk's toilets upstream), Thailand (ditto but elephants), Central America (best place to get the freshest water is out of the toilet cistern) and others. So I use these and have never been sick, well, not from the water anyway, and you can use them in solution to wash veggies. They don't make the water taste like, well, wonderful, but then again, you're not on a wine-tasting mission; or perhaps you are! (The few people who didn't die of cholera during some serious outbreaks in history were brewery workers who only drank beer; yeast fermentation zaps bacteria and other micro-organisms). I even carry a couple of these when I'm in London! And you ain't going to get any cheaper. Buy them. I know the phrase 'Where is the toilet!' in eight languages but hope not to use it too often, so these help. PS: if you're in an area where there's a threat of giardia or cryptosporidium and some other protoplasmic nasties then it's best to boil the water; these organisms, during a phase in their life-cycle form tough cysts around them which protect them from stuff like chlorine or iodine. Boiling water is always the best, but if you can't get that done, well hope for the best and treat for the worst.
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Arrived within days of ordering. These tablets are great to take away on holiday if your going to far away places and their water supply is poor. 50 tablets come in a relatively small pack and easy to transport.
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