scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Water Purification with Iodine
Ronald W. Fox (ronfox@MINDSPRING.COM
Tue Jul 18 2000 - 22:14:30 CDT
At 11:24 AM 7/16/00 -0500, Jim Clark wrote:
>As a former Colorado resident and backpacker, watch out for purifying with
>iodine. It does not kill giardia. And, if you've ever had it (several
>times for me), you'll never forget it, it's tough to get rid of. Filters
>and boiling are the only way to get rid of the parasite.
Interesting. The BSA's Northern Tier represents that Polar Pure does kill
giardia. They do use a lot of it, mind you. We usually ended up treating
4 quarts of water with around 25 milliliters of saturated iodine solution.
Scoutmaster, Troop 69, Des Plaines Valley Council (W&SW Chicago Suburbs)
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