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Getting the plastic taint out of a water carrier?

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DunelmDoris Sun 19-Jul-15 13:15:09

We set off for our first camping trip of the year this week, and I've got a new Outwell fold flat water carrier. It's perfect (space is a real challenge when packing the car) but it really smells plasticky. I'm filling it and rinsing it lots but the water that comes out is still tainted.

Any suggestions?

droogie Sun 19-Jul-15 20:52:05

We found the same with our flat one, a hard one is more bulky but the water now stays fresh.

fruitpastille Sun 19-Jul-15 20:54:27

I had to bin ours it was so horrible. I buy a couple of big cheap bottles of water on arrival.

justwondering72 Sun 19-Jul-15 21:00:33

Good question! We had a really cheap clear plastic square one, but it sprang a leak recently and was pretty rubbish to begin with, and we've resorted to buying big 3l bottles then refilling them at the nearest tap. We really don't have space to pack anything else that doesn't foldaway, so I'd be interested in other recommendations.

DunelmDoris Sun 19-Jul-15 21:08:52

I've so far filled it twice with warm water, then tried a solution of bicarb, lime juice (they needed used!), and warm water. It's better but not great sad

Fourarmsv2 Mon 20-Jul-15 21:23:12

We get a 5l bottle of water delivered from a supermarket with our first load of shopping. No taint when refilled.

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