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Posted: 11/22/2002 6:23:17 AM EDT
i was wondering how "betadine" for wound care compares to plain iodine. what i was wondering , was that since i had about 10 or 12 of the little 1/2 oz bottles, if i could throw some in the survival kits for water purification, like regular iodine?? BTW on the bottle, the formula for betadine is 10% povidone-iodine, with some glycerine and citric acid. thanks guys.
Link Posted: 11/22/2002 9:32:29 AM EDT
I guess if you don't mind the taste or having your water look like ditch water it probably won't kill ya. (wouldn't consider it a replacement for iodine tablets, but then my GO-BAG contains a proper water filter & several water filter straws for expedient filtering). BTT, for other comments, Mike
Link Posted: 11/22/2002 10:34:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/22/2002 10:35:49 AM EDT by quietshoez]
yeah, same here, i have a survival straw and katadyn purifier, but i like to have other options, i know iodine was a purification option, i just didn't know to what extent. (edited to add that there is a BIG difference between filtering and purifying)
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 4:24:25 PM EDT
It'll work....tastes terrible but it will purify the water.
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