Plumeria wrote:Silly newbie question, I am sure....but...
I have NEVER been one to drink straight water. Even when I was a baby I would spit it out. (I dont know, I am weird, but that is another story...) Anyway, I KNOW I need to stay hydrated and drink. I have bought a camelbak, but, have never used one before. SO, here is my silly question: can i put some sort of flavor in the camelbak? Such as crystal light or something? Not a full mix, but something to give it alittle flavor? The problem I see with this is that the stuff in the flavor mix would not be good for the plastic of the bladder? Thanks.
theCryptofishist wrote:I use crystal light in my water bottles, no way would I drink enough without.
When you get home, rinse and wash the bladder and if you just can't face a persistent bizarro flavor then buy a new bladder.
FaeTora wrote:Can I ask a very odd question? Is it just tap water? or can you stand spring water? I hate tap water, I can taste the metal in Houstons water, but i love spring water.
sputnik wrote:Daytime my camelback clone has water + EmergenC. Nighttime it's likely to have a booze filled mix. Some will think this is gross, but I've had the same bladder in it for 6 burns.
kickstart wrote:Never put anything but plain water in any bladder from Camelback, Nalgene, or MSR. All of these brands use an antimicrobial coating on the inside of the bladder to reduce bacteria growth.
Just about everything besides H2O will break down that chemical coating, leaving you to ingest it. While this is not fatal, i would not make a habit of doing this.
baconqurlyq wrote:I'm not a fan of warm water. I love ice water, though, plain. I'll probably be in line for ice every single day to pop into my Camelbak bladder.
My campmate bought the Camelbak electrolytes to put into our bladders the other night over at REI. We're all good with plain water, but we know during that first 24 hours we're going to need some help having that water absorb in so we don't have a painful first pee.
C.f.M. wrote:I use Vitalyte, it's made specifically to rehydrate and replenish electrolytes. It absorbs directly into your blood stream (instead of sitting in your stomach, like water mixed with anything else will do) and doesn't have all the sugar and unecessary junk.
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