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I recently had the chance to use a Sweetwater Microfilter Purifier System. At first glance I was a bit skeptical, but as I used it, I fell in love with it. It is an impressive, easy to use filter. It was simple and quick to assemble or disassemble.
When I first removed it from the box, I found the instructions easy to understand. The first step is to run a brush through the filter element to remove any debris left from the factory. Next you assemble the unit and run a little clean water through it. This removes anything you stirred loose with the brush.…Read More...
I recently received a relatively new product the Sidewinder manufactured by SteriPEN. SteriPEN has been producing water purification devices using ultra violet light for some time. The difference between the Sidewinder and previous models is that it uses no batteries.
Ultra Violet light is a well proved method of water purification; it is used by many large municipal water districts. The Sidewinder destroys waterborne bacteria, protozoa such as giardia and cryptosporidium and viruses that could make you sick.
Ninety seconds cranking will purify one liter of water. It is simple to use, merely fill the one liter Tritan™ BPA-free water bottle with clear water, and screw it on to the Sidewinder.…Read More...