Brenda Hunter (bhunter@BBS.SD68.NANAIMO.BC.CA)
Thu, 1 Aug 1996 23:30:06 PST
We had some tents that had been put away damp, and were stored for about a
year. They were nylon, and I was afraid to try anything drastic with them.
So, I set them up in my yard, and staked them down well, and even rigged storm
lashing. And I left them. It was summer, and the area was predominately
shade, with sun in the late afternoon. I left them set up for two weeks,
through two rain storms. After each storm, when the tents had dried out, I
swept them with a soft broom, inside and out, even the outside bottom of the
tent. After the two weeks, we wiped the plastic bottom with a damp soapy
cloth, rinsed with a clean damp cloth, and hung the tents in the carport (by
their peg loops). After a couple of days, we laid them out on a tarp, and
re-folded them, and packed them back into their bags. It worked, but they were
only slightly mildewed.
Hope it helps...
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City