been looking at the steripen adventurer and wondered if anybody has used this and what they thought. it looks like an excellent idea but the reviews i read are very mixed with reliability being the biggest factor.a lot of the reviews said they would carry other means as a backup which kind of defeats the purpose of a lightweight filter.
being that its an expensive bit of kit if its not up to the job i thought id get some peoples opinion on it. cheers
I use iodine drops. Cheap, simple and effective.
Tastes disgusting, but you get used to it. Or use vitamin C tablets to neutralise the taste.
Iodine works but i prefer chlorine tabs as they don't make your rice/pasta black.
P.s Have a look at the Katydn range have found them the best for weight and value.
If you're boiling the water for pasta won't that kill the bugs anyway?
Some viruses will survive boiling, as will filtering.d
I've never used the thing, but it seems like the best solution- knock so much UV at everything in the water that nothing'll survive. Theoretically it seems the best solution really.
Chlorine/iodine tablets make the water taste absolutely horrendous!
Have a look at this link http://www.amm.co.uk/files/factsabout/fa_crypto.htm - chlorine is ineffective against the cysts of Cryptospridium.
I've used the Steripen, it's a pretty effective tool, though it does seem quite delicate. Combined with boiling I'd say it will deal with the majority of the nasties you are likely to come across.
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