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

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11. Posted by mikeandave (Full Member 84 posts) 9y

I use a camelbak. I just rinse it out a few times and leave the cap open. Its always completely dry the next day. I get no problems with it getting too dirty.

12. Posted by huishan (Full Member 96 posts) 9y

quoting KoalaGirl

hey, i dont know, but it dries pretty fast. sometimes its not that humid actually. its pretty sunny. so yeah.

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

Maybe I might invest in a Camelbak instead then..

Ta

14. Posted by hawaiinate (Budding Member 33 posts) 9y

I Have a blackhawk industries hydration bladder/tube/bite valve and those all have ths "microban" stuff which keeps mold from growing.

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

Sounds good....where do you get those? Is it a US brand...can I get one in the UK?

Cheers,
Dani

16. Posted by hawaiinate (Budding Member 33 posts) 9y

http://www.blackhawk.com/product1.asp?P=672556
link to the company website, thats for the resovior with tube and bite valve, all of which have microban, now if you need/want a whole new hydration pack then follow this link:
http://www.blackhawk.com/category1.asp?D=D0051&S=&C=&N=1&pricestart=&priceend=

oh and this is the best $10 ive ver spent on a hydration system:
http://www.blackhawk.com/product1.asp?P=672466GY

now I bought all this stuff on the Marine base. not sure where you could get it in th UK though.

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

Thanks for this Hawaiinate....I'll give it a whirl!

18. Posted by rbyslipahs (Respected Member 349 posts) 9y

We've had two bags for two years, and I don't remember ever having a problem. They are both just cheap bags from Target. But the white vinegar suggestion should actually work really well. :)

19. Posted by draggons (Full Member 113 posts) 9y

Been using the same camelback for five years now and always use baking soda to clean it, works a treat and no after taste.

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