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Enjoy safe water on the go with water purification tablets

Exploring the great outdoors. It's one of life's more enjoyable thrills. The sun on your face, the wind in your hair, the ground beneath your boots. Whether you're camping, hiking, skiing, or traveling to an area where access to clean drinking water may not be possible, you want to be sure you can treat and purify your water at all times. Thanks to the extensive range of water purification tablets available here on eBay, you can be ready whatever situation occurs.

Understanding water purification tablets

First developed by the military for soldiers to use on the field, water purification tablets are a great addition to any first aid kit or camping supply pack. Effectively killing any micro-organisms that may cause waterborne disease, water purification tablets typically come in three types: chlorine, iodine, or chlorine dioxide. Iodine will change the taste of the water, so you may also want to use iodine neutralizer tablets to counteract the taste. These should not be used by anyone with a thyroid imbalance or when pregnant. Chlorine works fast but it also changes the flavour of the water. This can be eliminated by allowing the water to sit in an open container so the chlorine can evaporate. Chlorine dioxide is the most effective purification tablet, however, it takes much longer to work, up to four hours.

Always follow the instructions on the label and store the water purification tablets as directed. Note that the tablets won't make the water look any cleaner nor remove any bad taste that already exists in the water. A popular brand of water purification tablets is Aquatabs. These actually contain NaDCC, also known as sodium dichloroisocyanurate or troclosene sodium. These are safe for use during pregnancy.

While you're considering the type of water purification tablets that fit your lifestyle, don't hesitate to check out the full range of camping and hiking water bottles and hydration equipment, including the range of canteens, bottles, and flasks. Whatever the purification tablets to suit your travels, you're sure to feel refreshed with the options available right here on eBay today.

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