REI How to Clean a Hydration Bladder

How to clean a hydration bladder

Hello Families, Coach Coree here.. 

I am attaching a link from the REI website that goes over how to clean those hydration bladders. Although fancy cleaning tools are available for purchase, this article provides you with some alternative options that you may already have in your home now. Lots of photos and suggestions here so take a look and keep that pack clean.

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You might be thinking, “how does something we fill with clean water ever need cleaning?” But bacteria and mold are resourceful little buggers, and will inevitably find their way into your CamelBak, Platypus or other brand of hydration reservoir. Your best defense is to clean your system regularly. It’s not hard to do, but the shapes are awkward and it helps if you have the right supplies and know a few tips.

How to clean a hydration bladder:

  1. Gather your cleaner, plus dish soap, brushes and drying aids.
  2. Mix hot water and cleaner, then fill the system.
  3. Soak and drain, then scrub and rinse.
  4. Allow to air dry.

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source: REI Co-op
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