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Dehydration Degrades Your Performance. Look For These Signs!

Everyone ran track when I was in high school. Ok, maybe not everyone, but at least two hundred awkward teenagers showed up on the first day of practice, eager to either get ready for bathing suit season or to appear sporty on their college admissions application. The first day of practice was not pretty: 20+ kids were lined up at the fence line, vomiting; another sizable group was hiding behind the weight room, avoiding the shouting coaches; then there was the group of criers; at least one kid blacked out. You get the picture. The number of participants dropped by half within the first week, stabilizing at about a quarter of the initial participants a few weeks in. Do you...

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How to Clean Your IcePlate

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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How to wear an IcePlate?

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 of the ways to carry your IcePlates (Industrial Safety...

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