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[pct-l] Re: A couple of Aquamira and G4 Questions
- Subject: [pct-l] Re: A couple of Aquamira and G4 Questions
- From: email@example.com (Brian Robinson)
- Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2001 16:26:03 -0800
I received the following questions in a private email.
>Regarding Aquamira, if the active ingredient produced by mixing its two
>chemicals is hydrogen peroxide, I'm wondering why not just use regular
>hydrogen peroxide? Or is the off-the-shelf version in drug stores not
>concentrated enough to disinfect water? Or does hydrogen peroxide not
>maintain its activity under the temperature extremes that are encountered
Drug store hydrogen peroxide is very weak to begin with and it gets weaker
over time as oxygen bubbles out of it. That's why it's not recommended as a
water treatment alternative.
>On the G4, after placing the second pad inside the pack as a cylinder, do
>recommend any particular distribution of items that differs from how gear
>typically distributed in a pack, or do you pretty much follow the usual
>guidelines (e.g., heavier things closer to the back, etc.)
The usual recommendations are good, but I end up putting the stuff I'm going
to need during the day on top so I can get to it easily.
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