Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Smelly pack!!
Mon, 23 Aug 1999 08:40:05 -0400
A used Kelty backpack was recently donated to our troop. Although about
20 years old, it's in excellent condition and quite serviceable - except
for one thing. The pack, and particularly the raincover, smells - big
time!! The raincover smell is enough to knock you over. The raincover
has probably been packed inside a pack pocket ever since the pack was
last used 18 years ago. The smell from the raincover seems to be coming
from the waterproof coating on it's underneath. The pack odor is
similar, but less strong. I think it transferred from the raincover. I
put them both outside to allow fresh air and sun to do what they can.
Does anyone have any other suggestions for reducing the smell?