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Steripen ruined by missing seal


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    Randy Nelson
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    @rlnunix

    Locale: Rockies

    This is all my fault but just thought I’d mention to check the seal/whatever you’d call it on your Steripen if you use one. I’ve had a Steripen Adventurer Opti for a long time and never really thought about the seal. I recently hiked for about 8 hours in a heavy downpour and it was in my hip belt pocket as always. Went to use it the next day and took out the small piece of plastic I use to prevent the batteries making a connection and when I reassembled it the UV light stayed on. Took a closer look and the seal was missing and there was rust inside.  No idea how long it’s been missing as I don’t normally hike in that much rain. Could be months. Could be years. Lesson learned. The replacement I ordered arrived today. I’ll make sure to check it whenever I take the battery cover off in the future.

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