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Discussion Forum - Gear ! - Help please

Author: Andy Griffin
Posted: Thu 2nd Aug 2007, 21:50
Joined: 2002
Local Group: East Lancashire
A tip I was given was to store the Hydration sack in the freezer between walks. It came from a shop selling camelback gear in Oldham. I wash and hang dry the sack then fold it in a large food safe freezer bag before placing it in the freezer. It stores it really well and I remove it the night before an event and it stays fresh...
Author: Helen and Gary Dickson
Posted: Wed 1st Aug 2007, 16:31
Joined: 2006
Local Group: East Lancashire
I use 'Sterident' (denture cleaning fizzy tablets) on plastic bottles. Works a treat.
Posted: Thu 10th May 2007, 20:53
Joined: 2006
Thanks everyone. Will try the bicarb first and if that fails will have to invest in a sterilising solution from the chemist. Wanted to make sure that I didn't put anything in that might damage it.

Author: Sue Allonby
Posted: Thu 10th May 2007, 8:33
Joined: 2003
If you don't want to invest in Milton, you can try a weak solution of bicarbonate of soda in water (2tsp in a half pint). Leave in for a couple of hours and rinse out several times.
Posted: Wed 9th May 2007, 20:12
Joined: 1982
I use a wife to clean mine and ask no questions.
David H
Author: Paul Burgess
Posted: Wed 9th May 2007, 19:35
Joined: 2005
Local Group: Cornwall & Devon
I use Boots own make sterilising tablets (for babies bottles etc) and have never had a problem. The only thing I will say though is, after sterilising, soak the items in just water for a good half hour to take away any after taste of chlorine.
Author: Matthew Hand
Posted: Fri 4th May 2007, 17:56
Joined: 2001
Local Group: Mid Wales
We use Milton on our water bottles and bags. No problems with it so far. Jane
Posted: Fri 4th May 2007, 15:25
Joined: 2006

How does everyone clean out the inside of a water sac. I didn't particularly want to buy anything commercial and was wondering if a simple household product could be used effectively. Mine is starting to get a bit slimey (yuk)


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