What are some of the camping supplies that you should have? These are your tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, inflatable pillow, clothing, portable chairs and table, canisters, headlamp, cookware, and trekking poles, among others. Let’s go learn how you should go about maintaining them.
Cleaning Tips For Your:
The tent is part of your investment and maximizing the resources to make sure that you won’t buy a new one shortly is a knowledge to keep. Here are the cleaning tips for this camping gear.
After the camping trip:
- Make sure to pitch the tent in your backyard on a day with a drier atmosphere.
- Sweep every corner and portion of sand and dirt that have been collected during the camp. You can also use a damp paper towel to clean it up.
- Use soap and water to scrub the dirty spots, or better yet, use a recycled toothbrush to sneak into the edges.
- Wait until the wet tent naturally dry.
- Consider seeing if the tent has acquired holes and provide repair as soon as necessary.
Tent deep cleaning tips:
- Once in a while, deep cleaning the tent is necessary to keep it functioning well in your destinations. Don’t do it too much because the recommended time frame is once every few years. You can use the funky odor to signal you that it needs some deep cleaning.
- Purchase a specialty outdoor cleaner which is designed to maintain these gear.
- Start by rising the tent three times and hang to dry.
- Re-seal seams and have the tent repaired for holes. To save money, maximize all possibilities before deciding to throw out the old one and purchasing a new one. Finally, re-pitch the tent.
Looking for a sleeping bag that is easily washable with the washing machine is something that you can consider. It can also be expensive to keep buying sleeping bags all the time so you need to know some maintaining tips.
- Clean the bag at home by using a non-detergent cleaner. It is advised to pop some tennis balls in through the tumble dry to help keep the loft in the sleeping bags.
- Store these bags right, and avoid having them with small sacks or compression bags. Remember that these sleeping bags may lose their loft if you store them this way in long periods.
- Instead, make it a point to hang or lay them flat. It may take up too much space, but you can benefit from this tip in the long run. You can also use up that space beneath your at-home beds to store the outdoor pad.
Camping Clothes and Accessories
Believe it or not, your camping clothing such as boots and accessories like your backpack also require regular maintenance.
For the camping backpack:
- Start by emptying all pockets because once the cleaning has started, you don’t want to get more disorganized finding leftovers inside the backpack.
- Vacuum out the main compartment and pockets to free them of any elements that include sands, dirt, sticks or stones.
- Use soap and warm water to spot clean. Plus, you can also use a recycled toothbrush to scrutinize the corners.
For the camping/hiking boots:
- It is advised to use a wire brush to remove any occurrence of dirt or small stones that the boots have caught during the camping.
- Before storing the boots, wash or brush to remove the mud that has stuck on the surfaces. Since it is naturally-occurring, the mud can absorb moisture and can cause cracking.
- Before deciding on buying a new one, make sure to use up all resources and have the boots repaired for at some points, they can still be used.
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