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Great treatment, and no horrible taste
on 19 April 2017
I've used these on a few occasions now, mainly hiking on the UK countryside, lake district and wales, as well as travelling in Africa and India.
I also have experience of basic chlorine tablets for treatments.
These are my go to tablet to sterilise water in these situations, the plastic package protects the tablet blisters, and is easy to slot in your bag, however i disposed of this and used my own package within my kit.
The pack contains a small square of fabric to filter debris from the water, this isn't there to provide and protection, but it lets you fill from streams etc, without any particles or bugs flowing into the bottle.
one tablet then treats 1ltr of water, and takes around 30 minutes. I tend to carry 1 bottle and camelback, so i make sure at least one of them has treated water, so that i don't have to worry about the wait.
In my experience, these tablets are more or less tasteless, or at least there is no taste that has bothered me.
Chlorine Diox tablets are preferable over to standard chlorine tablets, which have a very strong taste and actually need an extra neutralising tablet to make the taste bearable.
Having used these fairly extensively i have never suffered ill effects during my trips that could have come from water intake.
these are sufficient for most people drinking natural water in the UK, choosing the source is still important, avoid still or discoloured or brackish water, look for already clear and flowing sources, free from obvious alges etc.
I believe if you are further afield or anywhere with known water risks you should look at a more serious system, such as filtration of UV treatment, but generally these will suit most people.