Tent Repair & Maintenance
John E. Campbell (spectrum@IAG.NET)
Mon, 26 May 1997 14:19:14 -0400
Welp, just came back from Camp LaNoChe and had a grand time! I've never seen
so many ticks up there before but they did little to detract from the fun.
Anywho... we had a neighbor with us this time so I brought our Coleman 2
room, 6 man tent which hasn't been used in about two years. When we unfolded
it we found that it was infested with carpenter ants. They had 'eaten' 3
holes in the nylon sides (largest is about 3/4" in diameter) and one hole in
the plastic bottom (about 1/2" in diameter). We cleared them out and used
the tent without problem but can these types of tents be repaired? If so,
any tricks, tips or advice y'all can send my way would be greatly
appreciated. Oh, and the tent could use a good cleaning. I assume that it
should have waterproofing reapplied after the cleaning so any advice on
cleaning & re-waterproofing would also be appreciated.
From: John E. Campbell
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Central Florida Council / Little Econ District / Pack 608, Den #5
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