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Today, I mean. What's ACTUALLY in your camelback?

Not what you WISH was in your camelback.

Own up.

Me:

a liter of Evian (really)
a bear bell
2 Dinotte battery packs
a shock pump
dirty Merino underwear, top & bottom
spectacles in case
keys
debit card
compass
Kolapore trail map
4 spare AA batteries
set of house keys
blinky red LED (on outside)
 

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I ride often enough I've never had a problem with mildew (yet)



I wonder if tap water (w/ added Chlorine) is slower to develop mildew? I'd guess yes.


Mine is normally tap water but it was Evian or water from a public washroom.
 

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Residual mud that's been accumulating over the years.
Sweat stains
A weird funk
Left over wrappers of trail food (Clif bars, Clif blocks etc)
Misc maps of trails
Tools and other bike fix-it stuff
Bandana, Whistle, zip lock bags, chapstick, an odd mojo I forgot about buried under everything. Don't remember where I got this guy.
 

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I guess I should have clarified...I just have a camelbak bladder I put in whatever pack I feel like wearing. If I count my regular pack I have: a lot of climbing chalk that spilled everywhere inside, 5 or 6 pens, a fork?, some gu wrappers stuck to the inside of the pack, an odd odor, and a piece of paper with a mystery phone number on it. Odd thing is this is my riding pack.
 

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In addition to the usual stuff mentioned above, I have a little plastic 50ml bottle of jack daniels. For those moments when you need a little something. ie after a big crash or when you are on top of the world. :thumbsup: I think I might put a little bottle of Yagermeister in there as well.
 

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pinkheadedbug said:
I ride often enough I've never had a problem with mildew (yet)

I wonder if tap water (w/ added Chlorine) is slower to develop mildew? I'd guess yes.

Mine is normally tap water but it was Evian or water from a public washroom.
I've had a camelback for 3 or 4 years. I only put water in it (as opposed to sports drinks). If I didn't drink all the water from a ride and went riding again a few days later, would just top it off from the tap at home. I never had a problem with mold or off tastes until I started using bottled water I started getting this funky off taste and mold or mildew in the bladder from leaving water from one ride to the next.

I did some research on botttled water and tap water. Tap water, at least public water supplies, may not always taste good, but is heavily regulated as to safety, more so than bottled water. And as I recall, water that is treated with chlorine has enough in it to provide some residual sterilizing effect.
 

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re Jack Daniels




that ROCKS



that's going in my Camelback


oh, god, yes
 

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Nothing in the one I ride with. I cleaned it out last night looking for a spoke wrench, and by cleaned it out I mean dumped the contents on the floor and left them sitting there.

- 4 tubes: 1 holey 29er tube, 1 patched 29er tube, a 26" tube and a 700x23 (not sure why I put it in there)
- 1 foldable park allen wrench
- 1 3 sided park allen wrench
- 5 tire levers: 3 park, 2 maxxis
- 1 chain tool
- 3 spoke wrenches: black, red and green
- 7 co2s and 1 gun: 2 used 5 fresh
- 1 broken mini pump
- 1 jacket
- 1 wool sock that has no mate
- broken ipod headphones that flew into my spokes
- 1 petzl headlamp
- broken oakley wire frames that have probably been in there since last march
- 4 clif bars: 3 open and partially eaten and 1 unopen, all lemon poppyseed

in my big Camelbak I have the contents of a sweaty trainer session from yesterday
- shorts
- jersey
- socks
- towel
- Clif bar
- waterbottle

I'm not too sure why I keep so much crap in my cbak, but my Jeep is even worse. It is a graveyard of innertubes, broken bike parts and waterbottles.
 

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Nothing at all. It is dried and empty, and stashed under my bed. I have not used it in months.

I keep my tools in my saddle bag.

Winter has hit Ontario, and i have only ridden once this year. I used bottles on all of the most recent rides.
 

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Here's what in my HAWG right now.

20 oz of leftover water from my last ride
1 Clif Bar - Some coffee buzz flavor I think
1 Clif Blox - Cran-razz
1 Aireon Shock Pump w/ Marzocchi adapter
1 Topeak Morph Pump
1 29" Tube
1 26" Tube
Bunch of medical wipes I took from my old company's first aid box
2 Packets of Advil
About 15 Tums - Tropical flavor
3 Tire Boots
1 Patch Kit
1 Bottle of Tecnu
8 Zip Ties
1 Park IBT-2 Multi Tool
3 Specialized Tire Irons
1 Old rusty multi-tool that has a chain breaker
1 Pair of Magura Louise Brake Pads
1 SRAM Powerlink - 9 Speed
4-5 Links of a SRAM PC-58 chain
Some type of freebie thing I got from Duracell - Whistle/Compass/Mirror thing
Surly change purse type thing from Interbike to hold small parts
3-4 Shimano chain links
Sample of Hammer E-caps
1 PowerGel w/ 4x Extra Sodium
Misc suspension pivot bolts
1 Swiss Army Knife
1 Blinky red light
1 Chumba Evo Derailleur Hanger
 
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