It 1989 Michael Edison competed in a 100 mile road race in Wichita Falls, Texas during the summer heat. With only a few places to refill water bottles, Edison decided to be creative and fill an IV bag with water and store it in a tube sock on his back. Hands-free hydration was born out of the basic need for water. A few years later in 1993, Jeff Wemmer discovered the hydration backpack offered by CamelBak. Wemmer started bringing CamelBaks on his cycling races and sold them to bike shops on a roadtrip across the US. Wemmer helped the company take off and become a more popular alternative for hydrating. Camelbak partners with water.org by creating the We Know Water: Education Program that educates 4th and 5th graders on the importance of resuable bottles and hydration.