Wednesday, December 9, 2009

More Travel Gear I Love

I love gadgets, particularly those that will make my life easier, more comfortable and safer while I'm traveling. So when I found out about a pen-shaped small device that can purify water in seconds, I bought it. I've been in situations where the tap water is not drinkable and it's the middle of the night and no bottled water in sight. Or I've been hiking and can't find any potable water and I don't want to deal with foul-tasting tabs or the hassle of a pump purifier. SteriPEN is the product I rely on. It uses UV light to purify the water of all manner of disease-causing organisms, including the dreaded Giardia parasite.


It has been extensively tested and it kills more than 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoas, like Giardia. I carry it on many of my trips and, it's so small, it's easy to pack in my sole piece of luggage that I carry-on.




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10 comments:

Max Hartshorne said...

Hi Jeanine this looks quite useful!

JTravel said...

Hi Max, Great to hear from you. Yes, the SteriPEN is an amazing device. Makes purifying water super easy.

Peter West Carey said...

I agree! I've used the Steripen in Peru, Mexico and Nepal and it works wonders!

JTravel said...

Hi Peter, Cool! Glad you're a SteriPEN fan too.

Chris said...

I love this blog!

Only, it makes me pine for travel.

JTravel said...

Hi Chris, Thanks so much. Glad you like the blog. I'm always pining for travel too, as soon as I return from every trip!

Jennifer @ Approach Guides said...

It's good to know that this works. I had seen this item before, but was a bit wary of trying it (the downside of it not working is huge!). I will put it on my Xmas list!

JTravel said...

Hi Jennifer, I absolutely know what you mean in terms of the downside if it didn't work. Glad it does.

Stephanie - Wasabimon.com said...

Wow! I could totally use one of these - I'm going to India later this year. Thanks for the tip!

wall art said...

It's a great item and I think most people should take them everywhere they go.