Mira Water Treatment
Aqua Mira is used to treat all types of water. International
trekkers and backpackers use Aqua Mira, of course.
But one must also be aware that even the most pristine
looking waters in North America can harbor giardia.
The photo, above, shows typical beaver sign where
these excellent animals have cut a willow tree to
store near their lodge for winter feeding. Beavers
swim up and down this Rocky Mountain stream, and of
course they don't run up to the nearest toilet when
nature calls. Their feces is either in the water,
or close enough to wash in during a rain squall.
Beavers are one of the most notorious carriers of
giardia. Hence the nickname for the sickness - "beaver
feaver," as it was known amongst the mountain
men. Water like this should be treated with Aqua Mira
or some other water treatment method.
Aqua Mira Testing
visiting with the manufacturers of Aqua Mira, we found
out that it has gone through extensive testing required
by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Apparently
this and many other treatment methods will kill the
vast majority of organisms quite easily. The really
difficult rascal is giardia. Even Aqua Mira takes
some time to kill it - sometimes up to 30 minutes.
The outer casing of the giardia cyst is hard. Most
water treatment has a difficult time killing it. But
in the labs and in our field testing,, Aqua Mira has
proven quite effective.
- it's the taste.
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Rapid City, SD 57702