Although we encourage you to use your Alter Ego on daily basis and wherever you go, we understand that you might need to store it for a longer period at times.
For long-term storage, blow out excess water from filter and let dry 24 h-48 h in open air. Wash the bottle and accessories and let dry.
If the Globetrotter cartridge is left standing outside of the bottle without the excess water being blown out first, there may be drainage of some water that has been sitting in the iodine pre-filter which could result in a stain on your counter top or favorite scarf. Iodine is a highly potent element and it will stain if in direct contact with fabrics and hard surfaces. Please blow out the excess water from the filter assembly and cartridge before letting it dry. Store the Globetrotter cartridge on its side, or the whole filter assembly head down (cartridge up).