To all: sorry I don't know how to multi quote in one post. If anyone would be able to explain it...I'd be in your debt.
Were you using lithium batteries in the Steripen?
They're the best choice year round in that device and essential in cold weather. Rechargeables are ok when it's warmer. Alkalines are pretty much useless.
Last edited by Bubba; 04-10-2011 at 00:13.
Don't let life get in the way of living.
Steripen has taken notice. They now have a hand cranked model that should prove to be more reliable. Now of course we're back to whether you want to crank your Steripen for 90 secs, pump your filter for a minute and a half, or just let your gravity filter do that work.
great report!! special note to freezing batteries with the Steripen! (i use the MSR hyperflow for colder temps) were you out at Weiser state park?
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who learns will love and not destroy
the creature's life, the flower's joy