Area NO. 1 Outdoor Club

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How to Prevent Mold and Mildew

  1. At camp, when gear gets wet, allow it to dry completely before packing up.
  2. Air out your tents, sleeping bags, and bedding on a daily basis.
  3. After the trip, be sure your camping gear is dry before stowing it away.
  4. If your tent is wet, set it up at home to air out and dry in the sun.
  5. Store your camping gear in a dry, ventilated area.


  1. After cleaning and drying it sometimes helps to use a fungicide spray on areas previously affected by mold.