Mildew in tent

9:52 a.m. on October 27, 2002 (EST)

We're getting ready for a camping trip during Thanksgiving and got the tents out today for the first time in a few months. Looks like I left a damp towel inside one and have some small areas of mildew.

What is the best method to clean/kill the mildew?


7:12 p.m. on October 27, 2002 (EST)

You probably won't be able to get rid of the stain, but you still need to kill the mildew to prevent further damage. The below is copied from You can probably cut the "recipe" in half or quarter if you just have a small spot.

Should mildew begin to form, set up the tent and clean it with a sponge and warm soapy water, then rinse with a clean sponge. Next, sponge-wipe the tent with a solution of

2:58 p.m. on November 5, 2002 (EST)

Get a 5 gal pail and soak the tent in 3 gal water and a qt of household bleach. Stir it frequently. Let sit 15 minutes and then thoroughly rinse with clean water. Hang outside in the sun the dry turning frequently.

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