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Camelbaks and Platypus: How do you keep them mould-free?

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1. Posted by Dani girl (Budding Member 49 posts) 7y

I've really struggled for months keeping the bag and tube of my platypus mould-free. After I wash the bag and tube or in fact just use them I can never seem to get them dry again and then they become a touch disgusting.

Has anyone found a solution to this?

Many thanks,
Dani

2. Posted by katiew (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

Hi

I've found that the best thing to do is occassionally wash it in the stuff people use for steralising babies bottles, You need to make sure its rinsed well afterwards to get rid of the taste.

Hope that helps

katie

3. Posted by KoalaGirl (Travel Guru 307 posts) 7y

I've found a little touch of white vinegar in the washing water helps keep mine clean...

4. Posted by Dani girl (Budding Member 49 posts) 7y

Great, thanks for those suggestions...I'll definitely give them both a whirl...i didn't want to have to buy a new one already..I love it so much!

Do you find yours almost impossible to completely dry though?

Thanks,
Dani

5. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 7y

I thread a piece of string through the tube and use it the scrub the sides, its a bit like flossing actually. As for the drying i just hang it upside down, it dries in a few days, but then again that could be because of the weather here....

6. Posted by KoalaGirl (Travel Guru 307 posts) 7y

Do you find yours almost impossible to completely dry though?

Heia Danni - This might sound silly, but I've given up on trying to keep mine dry - I figure if it's mould/mildue free and I'm using it regularly, then it'll do....

7. Posted by Dani girl (Budding Member 49 posts) 7y

Itenerant, I like the string and the tube idea...i'm going to give all these a go...I guess you're right KoalaGirl, if it's alright inside then I guess it doesn't matter whether it's still a bit wet...being from England, mine never seems to dry!

Thanks again,
Dani

8. Posted by huishan (Full Member 96 posts) 7y

hey there.

i have a platypus bag and i normally wash it by letting some water flow into the bag, close the cap and shake it real darn hard. after that, i rinse it again for at least 3 times before i leave it on the shelf to dry. i do not close the cap, but i just leave it open so that air can circulate in the bottle. :) again, i live in singapore. so who knows!

9. Posted by Dani girl (Budding Member 49 posts) 7y

All you lucky enough people to live in hot countries...actually those are some super good tips there...am going to give them all a whirl...praise to the platypus,

Many thanks,
D

10. Posted by KoalaGirl (Travel Guru 307 posts) 7y

Quoting huishan

hey there.

again, i live in singapore. so who knows!

I would have thought the humidity in Singapore would make it even harder to get completely dry...