Sunday, November 15, 2009
All sleeping bags, whether down or synthetic need cleaning. Body oils & dust decrease the effectiveness of a bag's insulation properties and increase odors and weaken the microbes fibre. For synthetic bags, use a mild detergent or cleaning agent designed for synthetic material. For best results Scrub the head and foot areas before washing the entire bag. Wash warm and rinse cold with the minimum recommended amount of cleaning agent in a spindle type washing machine only.
Make sure that all soap is thoroughly rinsed. You may need to run the cycle 2-3 times to assure the sleeping bag is rinsed properly.
After completing the final rinse, roll bag to press out as much water without wringing out the bag (wringing out will breakdown fibres, reducing insulating properties). Place the synthetic bag in a large pillowcase for support reducing the risk of damaging the baffles or possibly the entire bag. Tumble dry on medium low heat in a commercial dryer large enough for the bag to toss around freely. Allow 3-4 hour dry time.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
The newly designed 3 & 4 person Black Pine Turbo Tents with there revolutionary integrated collapsable pole design provides easy set up and take down. You will appreciate the pop up design when you arrive at the campground at night and find lighting is limited, it is a good feeling knowing that the Turbo Tent sets up in less than 1 Minute! Simply lay out the tent, stake it out, lock in the lower joints and pop up the center hub. It's that simple...