Course Details

A comprehensive webinar about Aquamira and other chlorine dioxide treatment methods – chemistry, efficacy data, best practices for on-the-trail and in-camp treatment, pre-mixing, and more.

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  • Duration: 1 hr 45 min
  • Instructors: Ryan Jordan, Nikki Stavile, Karys Karlow, Marvin Karlow
  • All enrollees will have access to the recorded version of this course.
  • This course is included for free as part of Backpacking Light Unlimited Membership. Learn more

A cult favorite in the ultralight community for its ease of use, pre-mix stability, efficacy against viruses, bacteria, and protozoan cysts, and its ability to impart better flavor and odor to bad water sources.

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Course Curriculum

Module 1


đź’§Chlorine dioxide chemistry
đź’§Mechanisms of disinfection
đź’§Aquamira vs. other chemical methods
đź’§Best practices for the backcountry
đź’§Premix efficacy research data
đź’§EPA vs. Aquamira – is it safe?
đź’§Aquamira vs. Katadyn Micropur
đź’§Concentration-time relationships
đź’§What about water temperature?
đź’§Is my expired Aquamira still any good?
đź’§The real problem with chlorine bleach…
đź’§What about giardia? How about crypto?
đź’§How do I deal with sediments and glacial silt?