Whats the longest you've ever kept water in your Camelbak bladder? Please also include if it was the civilian blue bladder or the military brown,grey,black style bladder.
I would use iodine purification tablets over bleach. Even a small amount might damage the coating inside of the bladder.Yeah this is going to be a brand new military (dark brown style) bladder and tap water.
I'm sure that would be "pure" enough to last a couple months but since this will be stored in my truck, which I'm sure could create quite the idea environment in the summer for happy little bugs to grow, I think I'll add a couple drops of bleach just as a precaution to inhibit the growth of anything that somehow managed to find it's way in there.
Good lookin out but Camelbak bladders are safe with more bleach than is necessary to purify even the dirtiest water according to their cleaning instructions.I would use iodine purification tablets over bleach. Even a small amount might damage the coating inside of the bladder.
Edit: would actually recommend a steripen for your situation
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I don't get it.I've had water that sat in my brown/military one for about two months, smelled and tasted fine, I did clean the bladder after that though, but no ill effects.
I also came across this the other day at cabellas to dry the bladder
CamelBak | RESERVOIR DRYER Hang Dry with Ease - Military & Tactical
It collapses like a dry wall stud thingy then you put it in the bladder and it opens up making sure theres an air gap in the bladder so it can dryI don't get it.
I get that it hangs upside down, but they don't show a pic of it actually in use.
What is the rectangular structure for? Does it come apart and you close it around the bladder, or does it collapse to fit inside of the bladder, or what?