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Giveaway Thursday: Win a free SteriPEN Sidewinder water-purification system

The SteriPEN Sidewinder water-purification system

Two sleeping bags are gone, but there’s plenty more to go in my weekly gear giveaway.

Just in time for the fast-approaching camping season, this week’s prize is the SteriPEN Sidewinder, a hand-powered UV water-purification system valued at $100. Using ultraviolet light, the Sidewinder purifies a liter of water in 90 seconds. And it’s battery-free, so you won’t have to lug bulky double-A’s with you on your next trip.

This giveaway is also perfectly timed with the release of Scouting magazine’s March-April issue. In our latest Great Gear piece, gear expert Stephen Regenold reviews the best water-purification products on the market.

Included in that review is the Sidewinder’s cousin, the SteriPEN Adventurer Opti, a smaller UV light system that’s great for backpacking.

Ready to enter? Here are the giveaway rules:

  • Many will enter; one will win.
  • Giveaway ends at 2 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Thursday, March 2.
  • One entry per person.
  • Submit your entry below and include a working e-mail address. I’ll contact the winner by e-mail to arrange shipment of the prize.
  • I’ll use a random-number generator to select the winner after the entry deadline. Good luck!

Sorry, the entry deadline has passed. The winner of the SteriPEN Sidewinder was Jon Williamson of the Circle Ten Council.

Last week’s winner:

The winner of last Thursday’s giveaway is Bowman Ching of the Santa Clara County Council. I’ll be sending him the Big Agnes bag and sleeping pad.

3 Comments on Giveaway Thursday: Win a free SteriPEN Sidewinder water-purification system

  1. Kevin Mocker // March 2, 2011 at 11:28 am // Reply

    This would be a cool thing to pack on a long hike near a stream or canoe trip.

  2. Bonnie Young // March 3, 2011 at 6:55 am // Reply

    Needed something like this at times when camping. Hope I win this for the troop!

  3. Wally Mann // March 3, 2011 at 12:40 pm // Reply

    What a great way to teach Cubs about safe drinking water!

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