ATT: camping people... how do I wash a sleeping bag without ruining it

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Dar, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Dar

    Dar Crowing

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    I am getting all my camping stuff ready for Camping while at Chickenstock and i just went to check out my sleeping bags and they smell awful... like they have been in a basement for 5 years.. (maybe cause they have been..LOL)

    So how can I was these things with out killing them?

    I have a triple load washer and dryer at home... I was going to wash them on gentle or bulky cycle (not sure yet) and then line dry or fluff dry... will I kill them?
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

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    That's probably your best bet, Dar.

    Maybe add some Oxy-Clean to help get them fresher, too.
     
  3. chics in the sun

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    Are they down or some other filling? If they are down, I would avise taking them to be dry cleaned. Any other type of sleeping bag I have put in the washer on cold, then hung them up to dry.
     
  4. Dar

    Dar Crowing

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    they are not down... just the cheap poly fill sleeping bags available at any big box hardware store
     
  5. BC_Farms

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    I wash mine zippered and inside out on cold. I've hung them to dry and popped them in the dryer for a few minutes too, just to make sure all the "wet" gets out.
     
  6. breezy

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    After washing line dry till dry then put 6 tennis balls in the dryer add the bag and run them on the fluff cyle for about 20 minutes to refluff then
     
  7. Dar

    Dar Crowing

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    Quote:ewwww guess my dogs slobbery tennis balls wont do...LOL

    must go buy more dog toys..
     
  8. breezy

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    You could always wash the balls with the bag then run them all through the dryer. Clean bag clean dog toys ...life is good lol:lol:
     
  9. I just washed a similar sounding (cheap polyfil big box bag!!) on hot and ran it through the dryer. It came out like new! But if you are worried, wash it in warm or cold and hang to dry and fluff in the dryer.
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    And after following all this sage advice, before you store them again? FEBREEZE.
     

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