How to Wear a Camelback Hydration Pack

By Tom Ianello

CamelBak hydration systems are backpacks that contain a water reservoir and flexible drinking tube, making it easy to stay hydrated on the go while participating in outdoor activities like hiking, biking or jogging. Wearing your CamelBak properly will ensure that you get the most out of it and avoid discomfort while active.

Remove the water reservoir from the backpack.

Fill the water reservoir with your desired amount of water.

Eliminate the resulting air pocket in the water reservoir by resting it on a flat surface to seal the cap. Allow the water level to reach just below the cap threads as you tightly screw the cap back on.

Insert the water reservoir into the backpack and thread the flexible drinking tube through the hole located near the top of the pack.

Loosen the shoulder straps on your CamelBak backpack and put it on. Tighten the shoulder straps until the CamelBak feels secure and comfortable on your back and shoulders. Some variations have adjustable sternum and belt harnesses as well.

Locate the drinking tube, which varies among different models. Some will place it over your left shoulder, some over your right shoulder, and some styles let you choose which shoulder. A clip on one of the shoulder straps allows you to secure the end of the drinking tube with enough slack to reach your mouth. Have a cool drink.

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About the Author

Tom Ianello started writing professionally in 2007, specializing in technology and computers. Ianello is completing his associate degree in computer information systems at Great Bay Community College.

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