Through use, your Camelbak Hydration System will gather debris and become dirty.  The accumulation of this debris can cause mold and can cause sickness.  These instructions will guide you through the simple process of cleaning your Camelbak in no more than 10 minutes.   

Required Materials

- Camelbak Backpack
- Camelbak Bladder
- Bleach (Always be cuatious when using bleach and read all instructions and warnings)
- Measuring Cup
- 1/8th Teaspoon

Step 1: Bladder seperation

Remove Camelbak Bladder from Camelbak Backpack
As long as you only put water in your Camelbak you don't need to clean it. After each use, just give it a rinse and stick it in the freezer. It's worked for me for years.
I use my beer brewing sanitizer to clean mine. You do not need to rinse it and it will not add any taste to the water. <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Star-San--32-oz/dp/B0064O7YFA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365681072&sr=8-1&keywords=star+san" rel="nofollow">http://www.amazon.com/Star-San--32-oz/dp/B0064O7YFA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1365681072&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=star+san</a>
I used to put my in the freezer but my water started tasting of oven chips!
I used miltons too, run some of the fluid through the bite valve too, i like to fill my camelbak up with ice cubes on a hot day, keeps your back cool too
Great Instructable, now I've no excuse not to go for a run. <br> <br>Is Milton (ie., for cleaning baby's dummies etc.,) just as good as bleach?
Scarface Claw, <br> <br>Milton would be a good substitute for bleach! It has germ killing properties like bleach and does not require as much caution as when using bleach.
This is a better way to clean out the pack than I was using - I was using baking soda and water, and it took forever to get the residue of the baking soda out. Thanks for the great post.

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