Summer with Steamatic: Cleaning and Caring for Your Camping Gear

It's summer time, the time of year for sunny days, hot weather, swimming, laughing, stargazing, and camping. We all have fond memories of camping days, whether in childhood or adulthood, we all loved being out in the open, surrounded by the sweet chirp of crickets, and the excitement of sleeping in a tent near a campfire, roasting marshmallows all night long.

Our camping gear is always in the background of our memories of camping, it has always been there for us when we wanted to go on an exciting adventure. Sometimes our tents and cooking stoves and other gear gets old and must be thrown out, but here are some tips and ideas on how to keep your camping gear like-new.

The most obvious gear you pack when camping is a tent. Tents are our shelter when camping and must be taken care of well for effective use and positive camping experience. The best way to care for your tent is to store it well, for example, a tent should be stored in a cool and dry area. The bag the tent came in seems like a good idea, but it is best to keep it in a breathable duffle bag or cotton sack.

If you do not have these bags, use a large pillow case. These actions will help you to avoid the smell of mildew in your tent. In order to clean your tent, wash the outside with a regular garden hose, and then wash the inside with warm water and soap. Let the tent dry completely before storing away.

Cooking gear when camping should also be well kept to avoid the growth of bacteria and mildew.

Once a camping trip is over, wash your dishes by scrubbing and rinsing in hot water and let dry completely before storing. The same goes for the cook stove. Remove the grills and scrub the entire thing, grills, bottom, lid, and all. Be sure to use a non-abrasive sponge to avoid damaging metal lining.

Before you leave for your next trip, wash dishes over again to be sure they are clean and ready to go.

When it comes to things like lanterns simply remove the light fixture and clean any debris, then wipe down the rest of the lantern with a damp cloth. Camping chairs are easy to clean, just read the tag on the back of the chair for any specific instructions or things to avoid using on the fabric.

Any other things like coolers, fishing gear, outdoor wear, should all be kept clean and put in an appropriate spot catered to the product. Be sure to never put anything away until completely dried.

Follow these tips to properly store and clean your camping gear so it will be most effective and kept in great condition for each time you need it.

Enjoy summer, make memories, go camping with friends and family and feel your inner child again.

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