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Old 07-20-2010, 03:47 PM   #1
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camelpak insulation tips

hey guys not sure how many of you use a camelpak but I just bought my first one, Im looking for ways to insulate it better. Im in AZ and its 110 right now so Im lookin for a way to keep the water colder longer. can I fill it halfway then freeze it or will that ruin the pak? also is there anything I can wrap the bladder around to insulate it. After a few minutes the outside of the pack is already cold

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dunno if this would work, they make those refreezeable things in the medical section at walmart, I had a awesome one for my knee that we could refreeze and it was still pliable when frozen, maybe you could stuff one in there behind or in front of the bladder, my camelpak had room for it

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did that thing have little pea sized balls in it? if so thats what I used when i tore me miniscus. Try those, they work great.
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:12 PM   #4
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Fill 3/4 full full, freeze overnight and stick it behind your seat.
Blow water in hose back into reservoir after drinking so it doesn't get hot.

I have 2 of them and keep 1 frozen while I use the other.

Bubble wrap and duct tape sleeve will keep it ice cold for 5-6 hours before it thaws completely.
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:29 PM   #5
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they make water sacks that have a lining of the some blue gel used in ice packs. i think its called a polar pack? its what i have in my camelpak. makes a world of difference.

here it is on ebay

100oz 3L Gel-Cooled Antimicrobial Camel Back Reservoir - eBay (item 290454171373 end time Jul-20-10 23:29:52 PDT)
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:52 PM   #6
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Just be careful with those. Make sure to wash it thoroughly regularly and to regularly replace the packs themselves. They have a nasty habit of growing bacteria very quickly, and I got really sick with a respiratory infection from mine.
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the water bag i posted keeps bacteria from forming and works great. to wash my old water bag i would use hot water salt and rubbing alcohol and shack the living daylights out of it, than flush it with hot water a few times to get all the salt out.(just like cleaning a bong)
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In the Marines we would wet them down. Make sure you blow the water back to the pack after drinking. Nothing worse than taking a big gulp of hot water. We would use plain Listerine and water to clean the bladder and let it totally dry out before storing it. Even for a week.
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I wear one of these when riding my dirt bike and have the problem of getting warm too. These are some good ideas you have here.
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When working out or working outside, drinking water should be room temperature. The body cannot utilize water until it is body temp, so you will expend energy warming it internally. It may not seem 'refreshing' but the point is to rehydrate as fast as possible to avoid an emergency.
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When working out or working outside, drinking water should be room temperature. The body cannot utilize water until it is body temp, so you will expend energy warming it internally. It may not seem 'refreshing' but the point is to rehydrate as fast as possible to avoid an emergency.
X2... I have several. I've used them since I went to School of Infantry for the Marines about 10 years ago.

I know where you're coming from though. I found them useless in Iraq since it'd get up to 130+ in the summer. I'd say the freezer packs would do it, but that'll weight it down.
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When working out or working outside, drinking water should be room temperature. The body cannot utilize water until it is body temp, so you will expend energy warming it internally. It may not seem 'refreshing' but the point is to rehydrate as fast as possible to avoid an emergency.
Hi Tiny, nice to hear from you again. Hope all is well. I will keep my water on the warmer side as it is easier to drink when I am hot.
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i work 8-10 hours a day on the flight line and let me tell you, there is no proven way to insulate a camel back. best thing is, fill it half full the night before, and blow it up with air using the hose. place it in the freezer spout and fill port facing up, and let it freeze over night. next day, fill it the rest of the way. should get 6-7 hours of cool/ cooler water from it. not to mention it feels pretty good on your back as well.

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