Removing Mildew odor from Backpack

5:47 p.m. on April 16, 2009 (EDT)
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I found a very nice Wilderness Experience external frame pack at a thrift today. It cleaned up very nicely but still has a mildew-y odor on the inside. Is there a way to get rid of this smell?



1:52 a.m. on April 17, 2009 (EDT)
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Try this product, MiraZyme™ Odor Eliminator by McNett Corp.

Vintage finds are great! Good Luck!

2:28 a.m. on April 17, 2009 (EDT)
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Cool - I'll give this stuff a shot! Thanks!

5:20 p.m. on April 17, 2009 (EDT)
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Baking soda is cheap and usually works for that kind of thing.

6:25 a.m. on April 24, 2009 (EDT)
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Here is how I treated a tent with a mildew problem from putting a damp tent away.:

" A musty odor, and/or small cross-shaped spots on tent fabric indicate mildew formation. To get rid of mildew I mix 1-cup salt, 1-cup lemon juice (concentrated), and 1-gallon hot water. I rub the solution into all visible mildew. Then I pitch the tent with affected areas facing the sun and allow the tent to dry."

Try it with your pack.

Here is another link: NB Step # 5

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