42689Re: MSR MIOX Purifier
- Dec 1, 2003They're out on the racks at the Seattle REI. I took one out of the
box and played with it at length there some three weekends ago. They
had plenty in stock, and I was pleasantly surprised to see them out
where you could get at them, rather than behind a glass case.
Anyway, it's probably simplest to think of the Miox as a tiny on-site
chemical treatment plant. It would seem that the solution generated
is similar, if not identical to the more familiar Aqua Mira/Pristine,
only instead of mixing two reagents you add water and push a button.
Is it worth it? That's for folks to decide for themselves. In size
and heft it's equivalent to an all-plastic 2xAA flashlight, larger
than a pair of bottles, smaller than any filter.
For those fixated on the 4-hour time, remember that it's the worst-
case spec for crypto, and in that regard is no different than that
for ClO2. If you know for a fact that you need to treat for crypto, a
filter or the UV gizmo are probably your only logical choices. Iodine
--- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "Michael Doughty"
> I don't believe the 2004 catalog is out yet. I usually get thencatalog
> pretty promptly. It'll be interesting to see what the printed
> has to say about them, but I've found that the MSR catalogs andhard
> website is pretty thin on details. I'm told that MSR is having a
> time getting the MIOX out the door.
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