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I'm looking at picking up a SteriPEN of off EBay for my up coming trip to Thailand. Which model(s) would you pick and why, and or which one(s) would you shy away from.
Their's the Adventure, Adventure Opti?, Sidewinder hand crank model new and expensive, Light pen, Journey LCD, Freedom, Traveler, Classic, Solar charger option (again expensive), Protector. And then there are the accessories that would make using the SteriPen much easier, safer, more rewarding experience. What are your experiences with and or all of these? I'm at the moment planning on taking either a First Need Purifier or a much heavier PUR Explorer and some Micropur MP1 Purification Tablets(or a comparable product). The list of what I'm taking is ever changing based on many things including weight. However the SteriPEN seems like an item that would fit in very nice in instances where I don't actually need a full purifier. As I have so much info to go over and things to take care of it would take far to much time to try and figure out all the differences as well as the Pros and Cons regarding the different models involved here. I wanted to stay away from batteries but there is only so much one can do. The Sidewinder is large and expensive. The solar option is expensive. What do you think? I've read previous posts regarding the SteriPEN and have heard that it is some what touchy and I and on having other options as stated above. Whaddya think?