Hydrate or die. True story. It’s sorta a really big deal when you’re out in the back of beyond, it’s crazy hot, and you have another 5 hours to ride. Luckily, most of the amazing places I get to ride have mountain fed creeks. But a guy can’t take chances with who-knows-what in the water. Recently on the Great Divide, we borrowed a SteriPEN Freedom to take as one of two filtration methods (yay, redundancy).
From SteriPEN….. ‘Weighing in at only 2.6 ounces, SteriPEN Freedom is the world’s smallest, lightest UV water purifier. It is compact, lightweight and easy to use. Perfect for travel, the SteriPEN Freedom is designed to be carried easily in a shirt pocket or purse and comfortably used in even fine restaurants. Freedom treats 40 half liters of water on one charge and Freedom’s UV lamp lasts for 8,000 treatments. Water is safe to drink in just 48 seconds. So easy to use, just remove cap, place Freedom’s UV lamp in water and stir. The built in water sensor controls the illumination of the lamp and when the timed treatment is complete, the lamp turns off. Proven to be safe and effective, eliminating over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoa that cause water-borne illness.’