Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Smelly pack!!
Re: Smelly pack!!
Mon, 23 Aug 1999 08:26:30 -0600
>> Does anyone have any other suggestions for reducing the smell?
>Remove the pack from the frame and try scrubbing it inside
>and out with a soft bristle brush and Woolite. Flush out any
>soap residue and hang out to air dry.
>I would be tempted to try that "Fabreeze" (sp?) stuff last,
>after reading the directions real carefully.
>And, throw away the pack cover -- if it's mildewed it's past
>saving. A new one is $15-$20.
I would doubt that Woolite would do a lot of good but I guess it's worth a
try. I agree with the Fabreeze recommendation but you can do the same
thing with vodka. Yes, vodka. It's been used by costume shops and ballet
companies for years....and believe me, ballet costumes, packed away in
plastic bags until they can be laundered are.......well, they defy
Just put some vodka in a spray bottle, wet down the pack and let it dry.
There should be no odor of any kind left. Let us know how it comes out,
whatever method you use.
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