Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: tent management
Fri, 13 Nov 1998 08:40:42 +1000
roman j smith, at the end of his tent management post talks anout wet
canvas beiong left until the next troop meeting before dryin, etc.
i am surprised the tents are still useable.
wet canvas, or tents of any other material, should be hung to dry as
soon as you get back to base, removing any leaf or similar matter as
you do so.
otherwise you stand a very good chance of growing mould, which firstly
discolours and then attacks the fabric.
given that Scouts camp in all weathers, each Scout hall or den should
have ready made provision for hanging tents to dry.
dc, nillumbik, vic, aust