2 watchers
Jul 2014
1:39am, 24 Jul 2014
11 posts
  • 0
Turkey legs
Hi all,

I've just procured a new camelbak for long summer training runs. Used it today, loved it. I've rinsed the bag & left it filled with a Milton sterilising solution over night.

After my last one went mouldy after the first few uses, will this be enough to prevent a repeat?

Jul 2014
6:38am, 24 Jul 2014
15,966 posts
  • 0
Hang it upside down to get thoroughly air dry. Use something to hold the bag open at the fliing hole end. Also take care to clean and dry the bite valve and hose.
Jul 2014
7:34am, 24 Jul 2014
1,216 posts
  • 0
What DeeGee says :-)
Also make sure you blow all of the water or of the pipe. Water only also helps, gives the bugs less to feed on :-)
Jul 2014
8:07am, 24 Jul 2014
885 posts
  • 0
K5 Gus
Store the bladder and tube in the freezer, kills any bugs
Oct 2019
11:13am, 5 Oct 2019
10 posts
  • 0
You can buy kits from Camelbak to help with cleaning and drying. Not cheap, but neither is a Camelbak.
Your bladder may have fold out props, to help open it more for drying.

Got something to say?

To join the discussion, sign in or join us.

About This Thread

Maintained by fetcheveryone
Hi all,

I've just procured a new camelbak for long summer training runs. Used it today, loved i...

Related Threads

  • hydration
  • kit

Training Heatmap

See all your training overlaid on one interactive map. A great way to remember everywhere you've been

Race Listings League

Which Fetchies have done the most to make our race listings as awesome as they are?

Fetcheveryone Virtual Challenge 2023

It's back! With new routes, and options for cyclists and swimmers. A free adventure from Fetcheveryone!

Tell A Friend

We rely entirely on you to spread the word about Fetcheveryone. Share a special URL with friends to help Fetch out

Back To Top

Free training & racing tools for runners, cyclists, swimmers & walkers.

Fetcheveryone lets you analyse your training, find races, plot routes, chat in our forum, get advice, play games - and more! Nothing is behind a paywall, and it'll stay that way thanks to our awesome community!
Get Started
Click here to join 110,772 Fetchies!
Already a Fetchie? Sign in here