Wondering how peeps store their tent after a trip.
I'm presuming you wash/ air and dry. What way do you store afterwards?
I store mine loose, hanging from apex, in a wardrobe. I only put in to stuff sack when I'm packing for a trip.
What do other peeps do?
Do you wash your tent after every trip ? maybe I should start this
I'm new to this tent lark, have been using a bivi for the last 3 years. I let it air dry draped over 2 chairs upstairs in the garage and leave it there until needed again. 2 chairs for the innner and 2 chairs for the fly
When I pack, the flysheet it goes in last, stuffed in any spare space inside the bag but outside the bag liner. the inner tent I use a drybag to keep everything else dry
Dried then put in it's bag in the bottom of a wardrobe.
Never heard of washing a tent
Washing? No need. I do some strategic wiping if necessary, taking away mud (most often the bottom of the groundsheet) as that way I'll not be wasting my breath carting mud around next time I go out.
Aside from that, I take Paddy's route: fully aired, swept and dried and then packed away in its bag (in our case in Ikea storage boxes under the bed).
Our scout troop uses various tents, including 6 and 8 berth tents. Actually, we often take out the pods and get up to 20 bodies packed into one 8 berth tent - that's not really relevent here though. Just imagine the condensation for a moment ...
These b-i-g tents get soaked and muddy regularly enough and the only way to get them dry is to erect them under cover - upstairs in the scout hut. Just throwing them over a line as in days of old (my youth!) doesn't work. A week later and any folds of fabric will still be wet inside. Any touching surfaces too. I have the doors and vents held open or there's likely to be a puddle in the corner even days later.
I've never even thought of washing one of these - probably need a hot tub at least! Sponging off does the job.
Old training makes me avoid putting tents in airtight boxes. I know modern materials have no problems with that - but old habits die hard.
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Hang dried over bath to collect water and any bugs that chose to come home with me,the rolled and put in original stuff sack and then put away in gear cupboard (bolier cupboard) nice and warm.
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By washing, I meant wiping the mud off and any splatters from cooking, if requried.
If it's really muddy, or mud has dried a bit on way home, I'll hang over washing line and a gentle hose down.
If not raining leave on line to dry, otherwise I have two hooks on cealing of hall way and attach to them with clothes pegs.
I store it loose in a wardrobe untill needed.
huskyman wrote (see)
I have two hooks on cealing of hall way
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