SteriPEN UV Water Purifiers have just donated to our River Gambia Expedition 2012

SteriPEN™ UV Water Purifiers

SteriPEN™ UV Water Purifiers

We got product donations from SteriPEN!!

Thanks to everyone over at SteriPEN™ for their very generous donation of two portable UV water purifiers for our River Gambia Expedition –  SteriPEN Sidewinder™ (battery-free) and the SteriPEN Adventure Opti  and

We used a SteriPEN™ on our 2009 expedition, when we walked 930km around The Gambia, West Africa. They are light and portable and extremely invaluable when often the only water on offer is from open, uncovered wells – where all manner of creatures are known to fall in and rot…thus contaminating the water. The SteriPEN™ ultraviolet light zaps and purifies water in about a minute – eliminating over 99.9% of viruses and bacteria that cause waterborne illnesses.On this next journey, when the only water that might be available to us will be from the River Gambia itself, we are stoked to have the handy little gadgets in our backpacks.

Thank you SteriPEN™!

The Florios

(Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio)

River Gambia Expedition 2012 Co-Leaders


About River Gambia Expedition 2012

Jason Florio, FRGS: award-winning photojournalist. Helen Jones-Florio: expedition & photography producer. 2009: The couple co-led the West Africa expedition 'A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush - a 930km African odyssey' - the first circumnavigation of the small West African country, by foot, with two donkeys and a cart. Resulting in the award-winning series of portraits of Gambian village chiefs (Alkalo's) (under 'Projects') 2012-13: The couple co-led their second West Africa expedition - 'River Gambia Expedition - 1000km source-sea Africa odyssey' over-landing for 400km and canoeing the River Gambia for 720km
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