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    How do you clean your pack?

    If at all?

    my elberstock (spelt wrong? you know what i mean)
    Is looking pretty mangey brown with soaked in blood and doesn't smell to flash when it gets wet.

    Iv always been the wash your socks and undies the rest will look after itself type when it comes to hunting, but its new almost and looks and smells bad.

    Its not water proof but would hate to loose what little water shedding ability it has.
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    Soak it in some warm soapy water and give it a rub with your hands?
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    I've tried quarter filling the bath with warm water and using snotloads of nappysan then after half an hour or an hour soaking two rinses with clear water

    If that doesn't kill the smell move up the grunt level towards bleach but don't leave anything in bleach too long as it rots it out

    I once got melted butter through an old pack years ago and had to throw it out - fucken stunk

    Keep us posted if you find something that works well

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    Washing Instructions:To wash the packs we recommend using a mild scent free detergent and a high pressure hose or pressure washer on the spray setting. Please hang dry the packs and do not use a washing machine or dryer.

    Eberlestock Frequently Asked Questions
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    I blast mine with the hose and just dry it out in sun for 5 days in the wind. Seems to work.

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    Give it to the wifey to make all better.................................

    I wash my Sitka and rewaterproof it with some spray stuff

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    It'll be worthwhile reproofing ur pack regardless of what or how u wash it. Spray on stuff is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusky View Post
    I blast mine with the hose and just dry it out in sun for 5 days in the wind. Seems to work.
    Do you get 5 days in a row of sunshine?
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    Mud and rotten vegetation is the fabric killer.

    If it is just dusty, I brush it off, get rid of all the seeds, twigs etc.

    If it is filthy, submerge it in water, use a hard brush, keep rinsing till it is clean, then hang up to air dry.

    Thats my routine anyways
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uplandstalker View Post
    Do you get 5 days in a row of sunshine?
    Yes. Until today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uplandstalker View Post
    Do you get 5 days in a row of sunshine?
    You don't?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    You don't?
    Not recently anyway!
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    Arsing over in the river next trip away does the trick.

    Seriously, I'm a princess and have all my meat boned out and black bagged on the walk out, so pack stays clean.
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    It almost started to rain and was going to throw it on the deck to soak but it stopped before the deck even got wet.

    Think Il chuck it in the bath with sports wash to soak then water blast it
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    Two caps of sport wash in the bath a couple of hours soak then a few plunges the water was dark reddybrown
    A rinse and after being on the line for the day it looks brand new again and doesn't smell of anything

    What to water proof with? I like aerosols because Im lazy, whats a good one that works and doesn't smell?
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