Re: Old Tents
Robert M Lewis (science_guy@JUNO.COM)
Wed, 30 Oct 1996 18:11:50 PST
On Wed, 30 Oct 1996 13:03:37 EST Chet Bankowski <cbankows@DASW.COM>
>I have an old timberline (about 20 years old) which
>has no waterproofing value left in it.
now it is natural
>nylon (No waterproofing). The whole tent is like the
>part under the fly, water goes through.
>Anybody out there know how to repair this?
>Has anybody fixed these sort of problems?
I have read about some waterproofing that is used on clothing. I forget
the name at this time, but if anyone is interested, I will look
it up. All you need to do is empty the package into the washer machine
and run the regular cycle. The tent (or clothing) will come out
waterproofed. You will still have to seal the seams though.
With all considered, if the tent is ruined after 20 years, consider
yourself lucky. Usually by 10 years it is time for a new tent, back,
etc... Treat yourself to a new tent. The timberlines are exactly the
same they were 20 years ago, but there are even better tents out there
Robert M. Lewis
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City