Anybody on here ever died from drinking out of a mouldy Camelbak?
Dead people can’t talk 😉
On a more relevant note, was ill once and the only thing I could put it down to was a slightly grubby camelbak. Since then I only use hydration tablets in it, and rinse it very thoroughly on return, with the odd baby bottle sterilizing tablet chucked in after every few rides (rinse thoroughly after this it tastes horrid).Posted 4 years agofranksinatraSubscriber
No. I don’t use one any more but, when I did, I would just chuck a Boots sterilising tablet in every now and again. Same stuff as the camelback tablets but a fraction of the price. I only did this as I am a lazy bugger and rarely cleaned it out after a ride.Posted 4 years agocrikeyMember
I died from exactly that. Luckily though, I was reincarnated as fat grumpy northern fella with male pattern baldness and an addiction to greasy pig food products.
I also seem to have children and a long suffering wife.
I mean she has suffered a long time, rather than her measuring lots and suffering.Posted 4 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
Denture sterilisers are apparently good. Bit less “baby” tasting than Milton (which I use cos we have them around)
Also put your bladder in the freezer when you’re not using it. That’ll at least slow down the growth of whatever face-eating bacteria you have in there.Posted 4 years agochewkwMember
errmmm … how about mouldy bread? Sometimes I just cut the mouldy part out then toast it to eat.
How about drinking from Brita water that is very green at the bottom of the jug? Can’t remember the last time I clean it.
Think I drank from mouldy Camelback once but cleaned it later when I found out it was turning greenish.
Hhhmmm … wonder when will I turn zombie.Posted 4 years agonickdaviesSubscriber
Finally cleaned mine last weekend after deciding black slime everywhere wasn’t that healthy.
Has been rank for months but I haven’t died yet!
I’ve been pointed in the direction of http://www.amazon.co.uk/VWP-Cleaner-Steriliser-400g-Tub/dp/B001PQSNAW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1376603928&sr=8-1&keywords=Vwp which I’m going to give a go. Apparently the home brew steriliser is better than miltons and leaves no aftertaste?Posted 4 years agobobmac892Subscriber
Thought the replies would raise a chuckle, you didn’t’t let me down. Yeah been using denture tablets and pop a plastic whisk in to hold it open for drying but it it just that little bit last night. Could’ve swore I felt the chewy bit slide down my throat drinking lat night. Boak!Posted 4 years agodoug_basqueMTB.comSubscriber
I have wished I was dead a couple of times as I was squatted behind a tree with the multiverse escaping my body, desperately looking for the least spikey leaves to stand in as toilet paper. Having to complete the ride shivering and shaking wasn’t great either.
Freezer, regular Milton-ing etc work most of the time!Posted 4 years agocheers_driveMember
I’ve been pretty sick a few times in the past from the black mould. Basically started to feel week and nauseous then threw up for a few hours.Posted 4 years ago
The worst of it was throwing up on Park Street in Bristol a river of sick running down the pavement and people looking at me in disgust because they thought I was drunk.
Not the worse sickness but not pleasant either.brokensoulMember
I’ve had the burn at the back of my throat recently. The bladder’s 6 or 7 years old, only ever had water in it and it’s always looked clean-ish. However, I’ve had an insulation sleeve over the tubing, which has masked all sorts of blackness. 😯Posted 4 years ago
I’ve tried Mlton, but that’s not shifted it. It seems like a great excuse for a new pack.
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