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Mold doesn't need light to grow, in fact it thrives in darker environments. It needs warm temperatures, water, and food (sugars/salt from backwash). So those three things are independent of water bottle color. As an aside, in terms of light filtration, a green water bottle isn't a perfect green light filter. So while it will have some effect on the color ...


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Mould does not need light to grow, and the proposed green colour will prevent you seeing mould growth, and being darker inside, will encourage mould growth. What is important for mould growth is damp conditions. The solutions to the mould problem are Sterilize the bottle regularly. Drain the bottle upside down after emptying or cleaning. Store the empty ...


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Using Tilex or bleach to eradicate mold is the wrong thing to do. Bleach does nothing to eradicate mold, it simply bleaches the the fabric. If you want to kill mold, then you need to use a product designed specifically for that purpose. I would recommend Concrobium which will do nothing to remove the mold stain, but will kill the mold on contact.


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Mold can be harmful to your health and damage the waterproof fabric of your tent. Mildew stains shouldn't necessarily be removed as it can damage fabrics. However, growth of mold should be stopped. It is best to consult your tent manufacturer documentation to know what's the best treatment for your specific product. According to MSR's How do I prevent ...


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After looking through all of the pages of Google Image search slime molds, I was unable to find anything that resembled the brown stuff in the above images. There is a list of the Slime Molds of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington and nothing in that looks similar either. I would say that it is runny scat from an unknown animal.


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I solved the problem with a combination approach. Given that throwing them away was one option, I didn't see the point in trying anything weak. We all know the phrase "kill the mold on your shoes or destroy them trying". These are tough sandals and have seen quite a bit of abuse during the years. I'm a bit emotionally attached, which means that I don't ...


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Start by wetting them so you don't get mold into the air. With a weak Lysol solution, scrub them with a toothbrush. Let them dry, and spray them with MiraZyme. Or as ShemSeger says, just get new ones :)


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@noah is correct but I want to add: UV in sunlight can actually kill the top layer of mold and mold spores. But it won't do much to established mold. Having a dark colored bottle will actually increase the chances of mold developing because you're blocking UV. Bottles are darker colored in industries like pharmaceutical and cosmetics to block UV rays which ...


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I used a blow dryer on low setting to dry the bag and tub, and a paper towel pouch (twist tie close) with rice - I figure if it gets moisture out of a cell phone and salt - it ought to work for a Camelback. I also save the little silica gel packets that come in vitamin bottles and new shoe boxes and may try those.


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Buy pure clove oil from a health food store. It comes in small, brown glass bottles of 10-20 ml or so. Add the whole contents to a half litre spray bottle of cleaning liquid, ie detergent. Shake vigorously and spray around the interior. I have used this in damp storage containers and the smell disappears in minutes. I have to repeat it if the container gets ...


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I just get it mostly dry and then pop it in the freezer until the next use. This keeps anything from growing and takes 30 seconds and no cost.


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I get food-grade 3% hydrogen peroxide (NOT 35%) from my health-food/ vitamin store and put a cap-ful in any water container then fill it to the brim. It works really well to kill microbes of all kinds by oxygenating the water, and you can drink it in that low of a concentration (it is used in commercial food preparation, and some people believe that drinking ...


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First of all, mold is a problem of humidity and high temperature. Minor spores are present almost everywhere and are carried through the air. But for the development of mold it is necessary to create hothouse conditions. We usually keep our shoes in a dry house or apartment. Rarely will anyone decide to send their favorite pair of boots to the basement or ...


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I use a reservoir dryer to hang my reservoir open and upside-down, and... Only ever fill with water Empty and dry every night, even if using it the next day After about half an hour of drying pinch the bite valve and shake to remove any extra water, and also shake the reservoir with the opening facing down to remove any water that has collected Pack it all ...


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