OWNER REVIEW- MSR MIOX WATER PURIFIER
- MSR MIOX Water Purifier
The MSR MIOX Water purifier treats water with Mixed Antioxidants.
Manufactures site: http://www.msrcorp.com/
I bought mine in 2005 it was new so I would think is was made the same year
Name: Joel Foley
Email address: JoelF223@...
City, State, Country: Visalia, Ca, USA
Date: Bio Created 8th Dec 2006
Backpacking Background: I currently live in central California. I have been
backpacking for about ten years, most of it in the Sierras. I consider
myself an experienced backpacker but not an expert. I try to keep the pack
light, but don�t always succeed, I�m definitely not an ultra light kind of
guy. My trips have been anything from weekend trips to an eleven day trip
across the Sierras. I�ve been on several week long trips and summitted Mt.
Whitney in California and Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
Pen: 3.5 oz./99 g
Kit: 8 oz./227 g
Weight of Kit as carried: 6 oz measured on an inexpensive postal scale.
Length: 7 in
Width: 1 in
The MIOX uses an electric charge, coming from a pair or CR123 Batteries, a
bit of water and some rock salt to create a Mixed Antioxidant solution that
kills the nasties living in the water you are trying to drink. The �Cell�
where everything mixes to create this solution is only a little bit bigger
than a thimble. When you press the activate button, it will bubble a bit,
it�s fun to watch. You can see the solution mixing when you pour it into a
water bottle. It will treat up to four liters of water per cycle, depending
how many times you press the �purify activation button.� There are also
indicator lights on the unit to let you know how the salt concentration is
and when the unit is running.
I�ve used it on three trips in the sierras now. I haven�t gotten sick either
time so I�m assuming it�s working well. I will be using it more in the
future and will update with more info if anything changes.
So far it looks like a sturdy well built little unit it is packaged nicely
in a mesh bag to keep the salt, extra batteries, instructions and water test
strips all together. It�s light weight easy and fast, once the initial
investment is made there shouldn�t be much in the way of expenses like new
filters or hoses. Just salt and the CR123 batteries. The water tastes great
to me once it�s been treated no chemical taste and it doesn�t ruin that
�mountain fresh� taste like boiling water does.
The only cons I can see is that it doesn�t remove particles or chemicals
from the water. Chemicals aren�t really an issue in the sierras but you
would probably want something else if chemicals are an issue where you hike.
You can�t suck the water out of a mud puddle like you could with a filter,
so if you are restricted to muddy water you would probably want a filter.
But for me, so far, the MIOX is great.
Thing I like
1. Light weight
4. No pumping
5. There�s definitely some cool factor to it
Things I don�t like
1. doesn�t filter chemicals
2. doesn�t filter particles
3. the batteries are a little more expensive than AAs
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- Hello Joel,
I started to edit your submission, but there are some substantial
problems with the review. Big chunks of information, including a
description of the physical appearance and functionality of the Miox,
as well as the field conditions under which you have used it, are
lacking. Conversions are few and far between. We do have a certain
form that we expect to see in reviews--for this see the information at
For a unit that's still quite novel, a good physical description is
needed. There are various other defects to the review, in addition.
I would like to suggest that you seek assistance from the BGT Mentor
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working on it with a mentor. Please contact Jennifer Pope at
for mentor assistance. I hope this is not too discouraging, but in its
present form this OR is too far from the mark for simple editing to
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- Joel -- I have a feeling I gave you the wrong e-mail for Jen, though I
can't see it because of Yahoo's masking protocol. It is
Substitute the appropriate symbols for the capitalized sections.
> for mentor assistance. I hope this is not too discouraging, but in its
> present form this OR is too far from the mark for simple editing to
> Best wishes,
> BGT OR Editor