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The latest in water purification …

purifywater.jpgTHIS JUST IN: This has to be one of the easiest and coolest ways to purify water we’ve seen. The SteriPEN is a high-tech gizmo that uses ultraviolet (UV) light to kill bacteria, viruses, protozoa and other things we can’t pronounce that hide in dirty water and make you sick.

Just slip one end of the 3.6-ounce microphone-size wand into your water, push a button, and stir. It takes less than a minute to purify a 16-ounce bottle of water; about 90 seconds for a 32-ounce jug.

The SteriPEN Safe Water Pack comes with the battery-powered purifier wand, wide mouth bottle and a pre-filter to strain out all the big junk in your water. At $120, it’s not exactly cheap. But it’ll last for 5,000 treatments and has been proven to kill 99.9 percent of all bacteria, viruses and protozoa. Check it out at

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22 Comments on The latest in water purification …

  1. The Steri-Pen is now our units primary water treatment. With the pre-filter you can treat any type of water. We used it for 7 days in the BWCA and it worked flawlessly, even came home with the batteries still at 70%. Our unit cost for the unit was $59.00. That’s a lot cheaper than a pump; especially the replacement filters. You must have a wide mouth opening container too.

  2. Knife Xpert 157 (aka Chad 101) // October 22, 2011 at 3:29 pm // Reply

    Cool. I still like my U.S. Marine issue MSR water filter though…

  3. Hey sister, you don’t have to hold the steripen up for that long and with tablets you have to wait 90 minutes before you can have a drink.

  4. redsoxalltheway // August 20, 2009 at 7:29 pm // Reply

    i have a steripen and i love it it. is well worth the 120 up front because in the long run it is cheaper than the little tablets. also u dont get the aftertaste a very good investment

  5. id rather use the tablets,i mean if you drink all the water that you bring from home fill it before your thirsty andpop the tabs in then when you want to drink you dont have to hold up the uv thing for that long!!!!!

  6. great product, but remember, it wont remove dirt and debris. i still prefer a water filter, but would use this in an emergency.

  7. football boy // December 17, 2008 at 6:40 am // Reply

    that would be cool in the woods were there is no clean water.

  8. The filter rocks and it saves you money ’cause for 5$ purficions tablets vs.120$Filter for 5000 uses.5 times 5000=25000 against a measly 120$.You’ll pay more up front but on a 1 week camping trip you’ll not want to keep useing tablets and wait 90 minutes for a drink and best of all no aftertatse,YUCK!!!(Plus it looks cool!)

  9. Kitty Cat // May 23, 2008 at 5:59 am // Reply

    This water purification product will help lots of campers without fresh water to drink.

  10. Ya this beats water filters all the way for easyness of use

  11. awsome 8)

  12. thats pretty cool and have you guys heard of micropur

  13. Oh, its a purifier all right. COOL!!!!!!!!

  14. bestplayer52 // July 21, 2007 at 1:25 pm // Reply

    awesome and cool

  15. Baseball boy // July 11, 2007 at 2:46 pm // Reply

    Sweet lifesaver!

  16. This is great! Steripen kills a lot more than the pills do and you don’t have the gross iodine aftertaste. Who wants to drink chemicals? This is fantastic and actually very cost effective. $120 turns out to be only a few cents a gallon if you use it 5000 times.

  17. Pyro Maniac // June 4, 2007 at 9:55 am // Reply

    Great for when you don’t have any water and you’re in the backcountry and you see a lake and put some lake water in any water holder and get a SteriPEN out and purify it to prevent from getting diseases that could kill you. It could probably taste like Ozark water or Aquafina or Disani.

  18. the_gamer // June 2, 2007 at 8:37 pm // Reply

    $120?? What about those pills you put in the water? Those are like $5

  19. Wow!!!

  20. Cool!

  21. Nathaniel // May 31, 2007 at 1:21 pm // Reply


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