DIY Maintenance and more
Cleaning Horse Blankets and Sheets
The worst thing that many people do is store dirty blankets for the summer. The sun and heat will bake the ammonia into the blanket, leaving permanent stains and weakening the fabric. When you are ready to store your blankets for the summer, please make certain to clean them first! Regular cleaning helps ensure a healthy environment and extends the life of your expensive blankets, pads, and other gear.
Ultimate Camping Checklist
Nothing brings people together like sitting around a campfire, taking a day-long bike ride through the woods, or spending an afternoon kicking back with your feet in the sand. But, one packing mishap can cut a great camping trip short—ruining an otherwise picture-perfect day.
That’s why we put together this comprehensive checklist of the must-have items.
How to Repair Torn Canvas Tents
You will find that learning how to repair the tears will allow you to save a lot of money and keep your canvas camping tent around for a long time to come. Canvas is a sturdy material, so it is not often that it will become torn or ripped, however, whenever it does, knowing how to fix it when it happens will help you out in a pinch.
Gore-Tex: How to safely wash & revitalize your gear ready for winter
Can I use regular laundry detergent to wash my Gore-Tex jacket?
Gore-Tex suggests that you us a mild, liquid detergent (do not use powder detergent), and always check the manufacturer’s care label for any special recommendations. We would recommend Dry Guy Fabric Tech Wash.
Is it a leaking tent or condensation?
When moist, warm air comes into contact with either a surface or air that is colder than it is, the warm air cannot retain the same amount of moisture as it did and therefore water is released either into the air or onto the colder surface which causes condensation to form.
Waterproofing and damp awnings
Under normal use, most awnings will remain waterproof for many years, however if yours has been used for prolonged periods, or is showing signs of water penetration, then please do apply a reproofing agent, but do check with your awning supplier for the most suitable product for your awning.