Camping good weekend fun to many and some consider it a lifestyle. Either way, you want to protect your camping gear from damage and keeping it mildew free is the first place to start. Dew and humidity can play a big part in giving mildew a strong start so we are offering some tips for keeping it at bay.
The best way to prevent mildew is with sunshine and air flow. There is nothing that mildew likes better than a tightly closed up area in which to grow. You can use the sunny days for airing out your sleeping bags and other gear. Drape the items over chairs or lay them flat on the grass, flipping them regularly, to soak up the sun’s rays and be dried with a nice breeze.
Take care with your wet towels and damp clothing. Don’t leave them on the floor or closely packed together. Dry them after each use and you should be able to enjoy them for many years to come. If mold does have a chance to take hold you can kill it with a few remedies. Adding lemon juice and water to a spray bottle is effective and will smell nicer than a bleach solution would. There are some commercial solvents that will work as well.
The best way to fight mold is to prevent it from taking root in the first place. We hope you enjoy your camping stay with us and that your camping equipment remains strong and untouched by mildew.