Mira for Giardia
Chlorine dioxide - sold as Aqua
Mira in the U.S., or Pristine in Canada.
It comes in two bottles. You mix drops of each together
and chlorine dioxide is formed after five minutes.
You then put that mixture into a liter of water, and
it is purified in about a half hour, depending on
the water temperature and clarity.
Aqua Mira Water
It's fairly quick, fairly easy, and works well. And
it costs only about $14 for 30 gallons of water. That
comes out to about 12 cents per liter or quart.
The big advantage of Aqua Mira for many hikers and
backpackers is that it has practically no taste. No
iodine taste. And even less chlorine taste than chlorinated
In fact, some people say that it actually improves
the taste of bad or dirty water.
Aqua Mira also kills cryptosporidium, if you are in
an area where this critter infests water. That's an
advantage over iodine, which does not kill cryptosporidium.
In fact, a travel physician I interviewed said cryptosporidium
can even be cultured in iodine solution.
use of Aqua Mira is a new concept in the backpacking
world. But it's one alternative that is bound to gain
at least some converts because of the one thing that
most people complain about with some of the other
water treatment methods. The advantage is the Aqua
Mira water treatment taste.
- water treatment with Aqua Mira for beaver
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