Cleaning sleeping bags
Rod KeenSysop (ROD@GAIASYS.DEMON.CO.UK)
Tue, 10 Oct 1995 20:49:04 GMT
I've just been going through some of the mail for last week and thought that I
ought to repeat a warning that was given to me on one of my woodbadge courses.
Some Sleeping bags require that they are dry cleaned. It would be a very good
idea to warn parents that if they do dry clean a SB that it should be aired in
blowing, fresh air for _AT LEAST_ 24 hours fully open. If the SB only has a
short zip it should be aired 24 hours a side.
The reason... the fluid used in dry cleaning does not completely evaporate
especialy if the SB is rolled up and stored. It is possible for the fumes from
these chemicals to stay the in fabric for several months!!
There was a report of a Cub Scout fatality at a camp due to these fumes.
|Rod Keen. Akela of 3rd Harpenden Apache Pack|
| and member of 1st Gilwell Park Group. |
|E-mail to ROD@gaiasys.demon.co.uk |
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