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Old 05-09-05, 05:05 PM
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Am i the only one who's camelbak bladder is turning green? I clean it out say every 4 months. Is that not often enough? looks kinda gross. Just wanted to know if I was the only one or maybe i need to clean it more often. Thanks.
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Old 05-09-05, 05:23 PM
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How often do you ride? it only takes a few days for mold to start forming(your greenish tint) that wont come out very easily.
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I've used camelbaks while hunting for years. I typically rinse em well with fresh water and prop them open to dry after every use. Then once every few weeks wash it with warm (not HOT) soapy water and allow it to dry. To recover yours from slimeville I would probably mix some rubbing alcohol with water and shake it up real good.

You can't just refill it and drive on every time you want to use it or bacteria and whatnot builds up and gets out of hand..
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Throw a lil bi of bleach in it, and some water and swoosh it around... let it sit for a lil and dump it, then wash it out with fresh tap water... then you should be set.
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Try using Denture cleaner. Works great. Fill the bag with water. Plop in the tablet. Rinse out in the morning. Minty fresh!
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Old 05-09-05, 06:39 PM
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that, or listerien... and bleach
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That's mold & algae growing in your pack.... You should clean it at least every couple of weeks with a cap full of Clorox with the remainder plain water. Run some of the bleach solution out thru the nozzle, them let it sit overnight (horizonal), then rinse it out twice with fresh water. It's ready to use for another couple of weeks....
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Thanks. Ill try the bleach tonight.
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Originally Posted by crgowo
Am i the only one who's camelbak bladder is turning green? I clean it out say every 4 months. Is that not often enough? looks kinda gross. Just wanted to know if I was the only one or maybe i need to clean it more often. Thanks.
My Camelback bladder (100oz) has a bluish-green tint to it. The bladder is definitely not clear.

I believe (hopefully) it came that way. I do bleach it every other week. It does not have a funky odor/taste.
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Old 05-10-05, 10:36 PM
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Oh man i cleaned it with bleach yesterday then with listerine and went riding today man i had to dump my water out. I didnt rinse it out good enough. The listerine made my tonge timgle just moving the water around in my mouth. I didnt want to swallow it.
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Old 05-11-05, 07:48 AM
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Baking soda can be used as a sort of scruber as well, just throw some in with some water, shake around, and it will break free some of the green crap in there. Plus it doesn't take as long to get rid of the taste unlike listerene or bleach. Might even get rid of those residues as well.
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Old 05-11-05, 07:58 AM
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I'll give that a try tonight.
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Boy am I glad I only use water in mine and store it in the freezer
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I keep mine 3/4 full and in the freezer between rides. Take it out in the morning of the ride. When I want to clean it, two or three denture tabs in warm water. Then a very small amount of bleach and water. Sometimes a little lemon juice after that if I overdo the bleach. Don't forget the tube. The brushes are invaluable to keep the goo out.
You can actually use pretty hot water without hurting the bag. Just keep it short of boiling if you got some serious swimmers in there.
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Old 05-11-05, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Raiyn
Boy am I glad I only use water in mine and store it in the freezer
I wrecked one bladder using fruit juice ;-)

From now on it's water only for me. Nothing for bacteria to grow on in there. I effectively wash it everytime I fill it.
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Old 05-11-05, 02:41 PM
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margarita + camelback = no joy.
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