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Offline FACTORe

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I haven't cleaned out my camel back in 1 1/2 years
« on: January 14, 2010, 09:03:07 AM »
I think it is still 1/2 full o f old orange juice or something. 

If I hose it out real quick will it be ok?

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Re: I haven't cleaned out my camel back in 1 1/2 years
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2010, 09:14:20 AM »
If you can pretend to not see the mold, you'll be fine.  Once you can no longer pretend it isn't there, then it is time for a new bladder.
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Re: I haven't cleaned out my camel back in 1 1/2 years
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2010, 09:18:28 AM »
Isn't there some nutritional value in the mold?

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Re: I haven't cleaned out my camel back in 1 1/2 years
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2010, 09:25:46 AM »
Fill it half way with vodka on top of the old OJ, you will be fine.  If you are not fine, you will most likely be too drunk to care.

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Re: I haven't cleaned out my camel back in 1 1/2 years
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2010, 09:30:02 AM »
ah - I think the OJ is about gone - maybe just vodka w/mold would that be a dirty martini?

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Re: I haven't cleaned out my camel back in 1 1/2 years
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2010, 09:47:39 AM »
I think it is still 1/2 full o f old orange juice or something. 

If I hose it out real quick will it be ok?

is this a way of saying you are going back to the dirt ;)

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Re: I haven't cleaned out my camel back in 1 1/2 years
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2010, 09:55:27 AM »
Dude, I ran a pipe cleaner thru the hose on mine for the first time last week. I then rinsed this black gunk out for like 5 minutes :P

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Re: I haven't cleaned out my camel back in 1 1/2 years
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2010, 10:01:53 AM »
Schedule yourself a Colonoscopy first. Then drink the remaining contents of the camelbak. You wont need any special medicine to flush your bowels. Think of the money you will save on the prescription. That could also work as a quick weight loss procedure.
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Re: I haven't cleaned out my camel back in 1 1/2 years
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2010, 11:23:39 AM »
Never, ever cleaned mine.
 
Lazy mans way: After use, fill with 1/2 of what you want, place in freezer till next ride.Repeat at least three rides per week.
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Re: I haven't cleaned out my camel back in 1 1/2 years
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2010, 12:18:47 PM »
Hey, the upside is it could be penicillin.  Of course the downside could be Hepatitis.  Either way good luck with that!
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Re: I haven't cleaned out my camel back in 1 1/2 years
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2010, 12:31:23 PM »
post a pic!

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Re: I haven't cleaned out my camel back in 1 1/2 years
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2010, 09:29:48 AM »
Never, ever cleaned mine.
 
Lazy mans way: After use, fill with 1/2 of what you want, place in freezer till next ride.Repeat at least three rides per week.

x2, I just leave the left-over Gatorade in it and toss it in the freezer. When I ride again I fill it up with liquid gatorade and the big ice cube chills it down.
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Re: I haven't cleaned out my camel back in 1 1/2 years
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2010, 08:48:04 PM »
I've never cleaned mine either. I only put H2O in it though. Guess I should run something through the hose though. It's starting to taste funny :-)

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Re: I haven't cleaned out my camel back in 1 1/2 years
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2010, 09:07:12 PM »
If you need a new bladder setup for your bag Nalgene makes the best on the market and includes a brilliant magnetic bite valve clip.

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Re: I haven't cleaned out my camel back in 1 1/2 years
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2010, 08:05:58 AM »
I don't clean mine other than flushing with hot water once a week (when I was using it regularly). I'll probably use the tablets I bought this time as my camelbak hasn't seen daylight in a while.I only put water in it so I think I'm safe with my lack of maintenance.
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