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  1. #11
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    I've wondered the same thing. I've always left my sleeping bags etc uncompressed, hanging on hooks in the basement.

    But tarps, hammocks etc I've always left in the their stuff sacks.

    No problems yet.

  2. #12
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    I go the same air-out route with all of my down gear. I would say that this is probably pretty standard.

    Something that I happened into that seems to be working quite well Is using large desiccant packs... You know like the ones that say "DO NOT EAT" that come in your shoes.

    I bought a new tempur-pedic mattress over the summer and when it was delivered, it came with 3 Giant(about dimensions of a standard letter head) Packets. I guess they are inlcuded under the plactic to keep moisture from getting into the foam at the warehouse.

    Anyway, they work great for throwing into my large Gear totes or gear trunk to keep moisture out and also help negate any unsavory "trail" smells...

    Looking online you can get good quality sewn ones for about 13 dollars for three.

    I haven't tried yet because its been a while since ive been in the water but they should also work great for wetsuit storage, since you know how funky those things get if anyone here owns/uses one frequently.

  3. #13

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    I use the desiccant packs as well. The small ones that come in shoes or medicine work great in fishing tackle boxes. Lay them on a cookie sheet in oven on low heat to dry out.

  4. #14
    Senior Member Rune's Avatar
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    Harstad, Norway
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    When I come home I toss it in a corner, until the wife yells at me to get rid of it, at which time I hang stuff up to dry, irritating her further. When stuff are dry, I pack it up and load it onto shelves in the shed.

    Stuff that needs cleaning up gets cleaned up before it's put away, axe knives and stoves gets a once over and checked, knives and axes oiled etc. But it may be a a couple of days before I get to that, so I just make sure they are dry.

    Got no fancy storage system, just shelves on the wall.

  5. #15
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    I usually hang all my gear for a day inside to get rid of any moisture. Then I put the down stuff in loose storage sacks, and the hammock and tarp go back in their stuff sacks. Sometimes the tarp sticks to itself on the treated side, but it hasn't caused any problems so far.

  6. #16
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    Since my husband has taken over the entire basement and I don't want my items lost.....I have turned the spare bedroom into my gear room. It now holds everything from DIY hammocking items, to float tube fishing. Friends and family have to crash on one of the couches or a blow up mattress when they come to visit.

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    I'm finding my BowFlex works pretty good as a gear rack.

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    Gear Closet

    Been working on this for some time, still need to clean out the room as a whole, but slowly and surely it's becoming my backpacking room...i hang all my bags with shower hooks on the top shelf of a rubbermaid closet system. The trekking poles hold up great on a fishing pole rack and the shelves are just shelves

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/album.php?u=18985
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