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    A Good Keen Girl Dougie's Avatar
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    Camelback

    Does anyone else have a camelback? How do you clean yours?

    I think it might just be Wellington water but mine has just gone to some weird chemical type taste, I'd rather nip that in the bud sooner rather than later.
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    Dougie, if you go somewhere like Bivouac or Khatmandu you can pick up a cleaning kit for the bladders. Not sure what they cost though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougie View Post
    Does anyone else have a camelback? How do you clean yours?

    I think it might just be Wellington water but mine has just gone to some weird chemical type taste, I'd rather nip that in the bud sooner rather than later.
    See I told you to watch yourself hunting with forum members the tast may be "roofees"
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    Keep mine in the freezer when not using it too ,,,seems to stop them turning badddddd
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    I keep mine in the freezer when not in use.

    To clean its very easy. No need to buy a cleaning kit.
    Best way is a lemon, baking soda and warm/hot water (from the tap).
    Half fill the bladder with warm tap water, add 2 teaspoons of baking soda and squeeze in the juice of 1 lemon.
    Put lid on and give a good shake. Squeeze bite valve with fingers and let mixture drain out a bit to clean the hose.
    Do that a few times then drain it all out and flush out with cold water.
    Put back into freezer till next trip.
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    I can get u a cleaning kit for it Dougie got a couple lying around. There are effervescent tablets and a wire pull through like a plastic bore brush.

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    I have never heard of chucking it in the freezer! Brilliant idea. Cheers for this guys.

    I don't think I am in need of a bore brush at this stage, it just tastes plasticy. Went down (up?) to Petone this arvo to fetch another 40L of their nicer spring water. I guess I took the water for granted back in Canterbury!

    I'll chuck Cambo's concoction in it tomorrow.
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    Ive NEVER washed mine 2
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    As mentioned - just chuck them in the freezer - they are sweet

    NEVER use bleach or anything - you cant get rid of the taste. When I had my motorbike accident, my gear sat at the bike shop for a couple months.
    The shit inside fermented and the plastic developed a horrible taste.. bleached it and had to throw it away.. no amount of washing or Raro would fix it lol

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    Thanks Cambo, just did this. It worked a treat
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    Lol, did the bleach thing myself once, not a recommended method. Had a bloody horrible taste as well.
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    I didn't end up going out today but the last of my Petone water is in the camelback so I've been sipping on that...still tastes a little werid. Grrr.
    She loves the free fresh wind in her hair; Life without care. She's broke but it's oke; that's why the lady is a tramp.

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    The sterilizer tablets for doing baby bottles can help with the taste as well. Fill it and drop one in nice and simple .

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    my cheap chinese bladder would probably snap after I pull it out of the freeze

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    I throw in a couple of scoops of Powerade just for a bit of flavour. Just rinse it out after use then throw it in the freezer.

 

 

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