I used some Micropur tabs for the first time the other day on a 35 mile hike and have to admit, I found the whole process pretty inefficient, even moreso than using a filter. The weight savings is awesome, but when I'm trying to make a certain number of miles in a set period of time, they seem inconvenient.
People on this site love them, so what am I doing wrong?
The main problem is that I'm using platypus bottles, which I've never tried to fill without a filter before. I can't believe how difficult they are to fill by dunking them underwater, even when I've got 8-10 inches of depth to work with. Gatorade bottles would work better, but I'd like to continue using a water bladder for my speed hikes. Any tips here?
The tablets have to be kept in their individual wrappers because they're activated by light, right? Is there any way around this? Having to cut open and dispose of a wrapper for each individual wrapper seems pretty inefficient. I know this is a minor gripe, but all of this time adds up.
The only reason I'm asking about this is because I'm sure some of you have this down to a science. I'd love any and all tips!