Re: Pristine Water Treatment Report #2
--- In BackpackGearTest@y..., atnavi@a... wrote:
It was not immediately
> clear to me which of the two tops was the "mixing cap." I took them
> to be sure. The cap on Part A is the mixing cap but the
instructions do not
> indicate that you should use the Part A cap to mix the product.
My kit has identical caps on both bottles but on part A there is an
extra cap with no threads that just slips off. This is the mixing
> When recapping Part A and Part B, I discovered the caps were
> on the threads. This may not be a good thing, as they are shaped
I think your mixing cap is stuck to the screw on cap of part A. I
noticed mine tended to stick together when I naturally unscrewed the
mixing cap instead of first pulling it straight up and off before
unscrewing the regular threaded top.
> which could lead to leaking if the wrong cap is on the wrong
Again my screw on (threaded) tops were identical.
> could feel the chemical on my tongue, burning. Perhaps those drops
> solution were too big? I drank some more water, noting a slight
> foretaste and a slight swampy aftertaste. Again, it burned my
> After Nalgene #2 sat for 15 minutes, I opened it up. Although I
> solution with smaller drops, it had a very strong chemical smell,
> lemony. The mossy smell was entirely gone. No hint of the mossy
> drinking the water, and the burning sensation was less on the
tongue -- until
> AFTER I swallowed the water. Not only did my tongue burn, but my
> burned. It continues to burn, more than 20 minutes after the last
Ther must be something in the raw water you were testing that
formed some kind of amonia or other disagreeable compound, Or you
could be sensative to clorine dioxide the way some people are
sensative to clorine.
But I'll have a backup plan -- because I find the
> burning sensation rather uncomfortable and disconcerting. Because
> problem, I won't be drinking the rest of the water I purified at
home. I gave
> both samples one more try after 30 minutes, and still had the
> sensation in the aftertaste.
Good idea. You may be better off filtering your drinking water if
the river water gives the same burning sensation as the pond water
and old bottled water did.