Aquamira is widely recognized as an effective treatment for backcountry water sources. It is a two-part system, where you mix the chlorine dioxide and the activator, let them combine for 5 minutes, then empty into the water being treated. We recommend repackaging the solutions into mini dropper bottles, which are good for about a 5-day trip. The mini dropper bottles provided generate smaller drops than the 1 oz. bottles that the Aquamira is packaged in, so either up the standard dosage from 7 drops to 10 drops per liter, or allow a 50% longer time for treatment. For more information, see reviews under BackpackGearTest and the manufacturer information below.
Aqua Mira Kit
Weight : 4.1 oz. ( 115 g. ) Comes with two mini dropper bottles, so you can carry less aqua mira on the trail
Aqua Mira Only
Weight : 3.5 oz ( 101 g. )