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Cleaning Your IcePlate: A Practical Guide

Keeping your IcePlate clean is simple and easy.  Here are a few helpful tips: Dishwasher Safe or Hand Wash IcePlate, including the hose and Bite Valve/Dust Cover Kit, are Dishwasher Safe.  Simply unscrew the cap (this can be stowed in the silverware compartment of your dishwasher) and place the IcePlate cap side down in the lower rack.  If your IcePlate includes our Quick Disconnect feature, the upper portion of the tube can be removed and placed in the top rack. Run the IcePlate through your normal wash and dry cycle.   Another option is to hand wash your IcePlate with a mild soap and water solution.  After filling your sink with hot soapy water, clean IcePlate with a non-scratch surface...

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Basics of Disaster Preparation: Water Storage

People who live in smaller spaces can have a more difficult time preparing for disasters because they have less available space to store supplies. Water is an important item that takes up lots of space. This article is designed to help people prepare for natural disasters who live in smaller spaces or who have limited storage space.

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How do I wear IcePlate?

If you are reading this article, you know that IcePlate has expanded well beyond the exclusive domain of military/warfighter use. IcePlate now protects tens of thousands of people across dozens of industries and applications in an equal number of countries. This diverse use pool has driven us to create an equally diverse ecosystem of IcePlate carriers. This article is about standalone systems to wear/use IcePlate, but if you want to know how IcePlate works with backpacks or armor, check out our articles on IcePlate Backpack Compatibility and IcePlate Plate Carrier Compatibility. If you are a travel enthusiast or road warrior, then this article on The Best Carry-On Water Bottle for Travel/Flying might be more helpful. Here is a quick video showing just SOME...

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Human Cooling Basics: How to Stay Cool in Summer Heat

Human Cooling Basics and the Science of Human Performance We’re going to give you some information about how your body naturally works, what sweating really does for you (and takes from you), and some suggestions for how to take this knowledge and turn it into an operational advantage. We know some folks will want to jump into the details (so a couple of those are here), but most of us just want to know what the difference is between body armor venting products, IcePlate vs. Camelback or whether there is any difference between tap water and Gatorade. In this series, we’ll give you the information you need to decide the best operation plan for you and your organization. Military, Law...

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