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MSR Guardian Water Purifier

Everyone, especially outdoor enthusiasts, has their opinion on water filters and purifiers. Sometimes it’s a small design quirk that attracts certain users or pushes others away. Today we have one of those rare cases where I think we can all agree on something: the MSR Guardian is simply the best portable water purifier on the […] Read More

water purification options for the travelet

Every now and then we dip into the world of travel to discuss water purification. It is an important topic in this domain because so many places in the world don’t have potable water, let alone water that is free of chemicals and impurities. The good news is that there are many options for the […] Read More

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water borne diseases

It wasn’t too long ago that I wrote a post about keeping perspective on water quality (you can read it here). In this post, I want to share a few of the maladies that I have dealt with while traveling in West Africa. In 2010, on a trip to Timbuktu, I came down with an […] Read More


Lifesaver Bottle Review

lifesaver bottle review

We have previously reviewed the SteriPEN Traveler and the Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter. Both products are ideal for travel. Today, we will look at another portable water filter, one that is popular and recommended by many people. Like the Katadyn Microfilter, the Lifesaver Bottle does not come cheap, but there is a reason why it […] Read More

Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter

In the realm of travel purifiers, we recently reviewed the SteriPEN Traveler, an affordable product and one that has consistently done the job for us. The downside of the SteriPEN Traveler, however, is that it takes batteries to use and it has a limited lifetime – the bulb will eventually burn out. If you can […] Read More


Review of the SteriPEN Traveler

steripen traveler review

The SteriPEN Traveler Handheld UV Water Purifier is a great option for travelers. It operates without using chemicals like chlorine or iodine, it’s easy to use, and if you install the right batteries (NiMH rechargeables), it is the most cost effective option as well. Before checking out the video demonstration and review below, it is […] Read More