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    Hey guys, I just picked up a box of 30 Aquatabs. The box says it treats up to 60 quarts. So 1 tablet to 2 quarts of water. I have a 38 oz water bottle. If I added one tablet to 38 oz would there be any ill affects from going overkill? I cant imagine trying to cut one of those tiny tabs in half with any degree of accuracy. These are just a back up to have on hand jic and not a primary way of water purification in my case.


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    The other alternative is to get yourself a 2 liter bottle and stash it in the pack. Treat the whole thing and pour what you want into your bottle.

    A one gallon heavy zip lock type bag will allow purification of a couple of bottles worth of liquid and transfer to your bottles.

    If you want to be fancy you could get a flexable 1 gallon hydration unit to attach to your pack.

    I can not remember being in any situation where I was only treating a one liter bottle. You always need more than that on any hike where water resupply will be an issue.

    You have what is in your bottle and then there is the water stash in the pack, or sometimes a host of water bottles hanging from pack and belt.
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    You can buy a pill splitter at Walmart or your drug store.

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    Aquatabs is actually free chlorine when used. It has a very low toxicity. You'd be far better off asking the manufacturer than some stranger on a forum. And trust me, they don't come much stranger than us.

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    When I was hiking the TA a couple of decades back the stores along the way seldom sold water purification as we see it today. Most of it was the huge horse tablets of purifier intended for use in recreational vehicles.

    We would break them up and use a little piece in each bottle or canteen. If you could smell it or taste it it was working.
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    Lol Rick. I'm a good fit then. I have to say from reading here that quite a few of the forum members seem to have a wealth of knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyratshooter View Post
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    That was funny I don't care who you are. I even snorted when I got to the last line.

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    Now that's comedy gold right there!

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    Either get a 2 quart container.... or buy the Aquatabs that are designed to be put in a 1 liter container. They sell different sized doses.
    I was reading their website... and I would rather just use a Sawyer filter. A 3 log reduction in cysts isn't all that great. A filter does a great job with getting rid of cysts. Of course, P for plenty.
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