Whether camping, canoeing, hunting, or engaging in any sort of outdoor activity, it pays to be mindful of your water supply. All Potable Aqua® water purification products are lightweight, take up very little space, and when used correctly will protect you from a host of parasites, viruses and bacteria.
In addition to being a reliable primary method of water purification during outdoor activities, Potable Aqua drinking water germicidal tablets are also an excellent, inexpensive back up method to keep in your sack when using other forms of water purification. It is always wise to have a secondary option in case batteries die, a filter breaks, or your primary purification products fails for any reason. Nothing can end a great trip faster than losing access to clean water.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that between 30% and 70% of international travelers suffer some form of Traveler’s Diarrhea (TD), calling TD “the most predictable travel-related illness.”
The most common causes of water-borne TD are bacteria, such as E. coli, cholera and salmonella, which are reduced or eliminated by Potable Aqua® water purification products.
Be conscious of where you are. If you are traveling to a place where indoor plumbing is not widely available, or where monsoons, floods or inadequate water treatment may leave water supplies exposed to pathogens, proceed with caution.
Potable Aqua® water purification products, when used correctly, can provide water that is bacteriologically suitable to drink.
As hurricanes and tsunamis tragically demonstrate, the first things to get knocked out by natural disasters are the electrical grid and the water supply.
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) an adult needs a minimum of a half gallon of water per day just for drinking. So a family of four would require roughly two gallons per day of purified water.
When water is scarce, water purification tablets like Potable Aqua® are crucial for an emergency preparedness kit.