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  1. #1
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    Question Water Bladder Sterilization.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for sterilizing hydration bladders, especially the "drinking tip"? Would soaking the drinking tip in, say, hydrogen peroxide for a short period adequately sterilize? I recognize that sterilizing the inside of the bladder is more complicated, but presumably would not be needed as frequently as sterilizing the drinking tip. In case of differing designs, I'm thinking of the William Joseph 35 & 100 oz. models.
    On the whole, I'd rather be in Wyoming . . .
    Fly2:

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    Default Re: Water Bladder Sterilization.

    You can use the chlorine tabs sold by camelback or denture cleansing tabs, rinse with water and done....

    There is a mixture of bleach/h2o but Im not a big fan of that aftertaste...

    Bruce

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    Default Re: Water Bladder Sterilization.

    50/50 bleach / h20 then rinse with baking soda to neutralize
    sandfly/ bob
    (www.bigmeadowsflyshop.com)
    N.J.B.B.A. #2215

    I did not escape.....they gave me a day pass!
    from the outer edge of nowhere
    fly tying and fishing Gillie..

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    Default Re: Water Bladder Sterilization.

    Thanks, guys, for the suggestions. I wonder if baking soda takes away the bleach aftertaste?
    On the whole, I'd rather be in Wyoming . . .
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    Default Re: Water Bladder Sterilization.

    yes and it stops the bleaching process, so the plastic wont go brittle..
    sandfly/ bob
    (www.bigmeadowsflyshop.com)
    N.J.B.B.A. #2215

    I did not escape.....they gave me a day pass!
    from the outer edge of nowhere
    fly tying and fishing Gillie..

  6. Default Re: Water Bladder Sterilization.

    I the same stuff I use for sanitizing my home-brewing gear. It's called bar-brite and it's pretty straight forward and doesn't leave an after-taste. And I'm big on using the platypus brand bladders since they're made from beverage-grade plastic and they're made so they will stand up in the fridge when full.

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