‘Put Your Paddle Where Your Mouth Is’ – Thanks to SteriPEN™ for the sponsorship and support for River Gambia Expedition 2012

SteriPEN™ - blog - River Gambia Expedition 2012

Thanks to Dee Knisely, PR Director, at SteriPEN for her new blog post about our journey on the ‘River Gambia Expedition 2012 – 1000km source to sea African odyssey’. We’re not sure about the ‘heroic’ bit…’crazy’ might be more fitting!

And, of course, we are extra thankful for the production sponsorship on the SteriPEN’s: the Sidewinder and the Adventurer Opti UV Water Purifiers. These amazing little gadgets will be invaluable on our expedition, when we have no other water source to drink from, other than the River Gambia or open wells, when we are on the river in Guinea, Senegal and The Gambia, in West Africa.

SteriPEN Sidewinder Water Purifier – Image © Jason Florio 2012

SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier – Image © Jason Florio 2012

‘The SteriPEN™ Sidewinder Hand-Powered, Battery-Free UV Water Purifier – ‘Fill it, Crank it, Drink it! Perfect for Campers or Emergency use. SteriPEN® Sidewinder, the first portable UV water purifier to require no batteries, purifies 1 liter of water in 90 seconds. The SteriPEN Sidewinder features our proven UV system that destroys waterborne bacteria, viruses and protozoa such as giardia and cryptosporidium’

‘The SteriPEN Adventurer Opti uses a revolutionary optical eye to sense the water. The patent-pending technology ensures safe use and provides purification in even the coldest of waters. The new optical sensor doubles as a convenient LED flashlight’

We’ve had a fantastic response so far, on the product sponsorship front…above and beyond what we hoped for. However, we still have a bunch of products that we need help and/or sponsorship, with getting before we leave – before we put the paddles in the water in early October – such as 2 x canoes (these are our biggest expense! Fold-up ones are the ideal choice, as we will be trekking, thus portaging all our gear, some of the way, where the River Gambia is impassable), tents, sleeping bags, mosquito nets, boots & quick-dry clothing (for our two Gambian team members) and so on…

If you think that you can help us with any of the above, we’d be ever so grateful. Please check out our fund raising page –  ‘An Exchange’ – for the full list and more information. We are also happy to send you a full pdf of how we will publicize everyone who sponsors or donates to the expedition.

Thanks again, SteriPEN™, and to all our other product sponsors.

Huge gratitude and respect

The Florios (H & Florio)

Please click on the image below to watch Jason Florio as he explains how you can own one of his fine art photography prints, from a series of images he will take whilst on the expedition:


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) www.floriophoto.com (under 'Projects') http://930kmafricanodyssey.tumblr.com/ 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 https://rivergambiaexpedition2012.wordpress.com
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