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 important to realize that you also need to filter your water if you are using this product. Filtering the water is necessary to remove larger organisms, heavy metals and other larger contaminants. In other words, the UV light treatment will destroy harmful bacteria and viruses, but it won’t do anything to remove sediment. You need to filter the water before using the SteriPen. If you don’t have a filter, you can buy the Steripen FitsAll Filter or you can improvise a filter by using a coffee filter or even a tshirt if it comes to that!
See how the SteriPEN Traveler works in this video, which provides a short review and demonstration:
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