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    Manure...serious question

    I was hanging up my hammock and everything and taking in the wonderful Piney woods smell (left over from MAHHA) ...when I suddenly realize that at home in my backyard, it's not the Piney Woods that I smell ...its manure. So since I'm at home I guess I can bail. What would you guys do? I'm pretty sure I don't want my underquilt or top quilt to smell like poop. Any words of wisdom would be appreciated. I think I am grabbing my downy underquilt and bringing it in the house...

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    Manure...serious question

    Has anyone had the manure smell cling to their underquilt or anything?

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    Manure...serious question

    Looks like the stillness of the night has dissipated the smell...heading back out to the hammock!

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    Senior Member sidneyhornblower's Avatar
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    The only smell that seems to cling to my feathers is my own. So far, airing the quilt out after a trip has always taken care of it. I imagine washing would be the solution if ever that didn't work.

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    Manure...serious question

    Thanks for the input! I imagine most camping trips I wouldn't have a situation like this! My underquilt is new, and I've never washed one before.

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    I set up at home in an area I call the Grotto. it's a stand of trees where our horse had always hung out for shade. He has been gone for 4 years now. I slept out in a light rain with a heavy fog and that horse manure smell permeated everything. I couldn't believe it was that strong after so many rains and snows.

    It aired out, the smell dissapated in a few hours but I left them out for a day or two. After that there was no residual smell at unpacking from the stuff sacks. All good. Now I need a new place to hang in the rain...

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    Glad you were able to air out. It's the kind of smell that can really hang onto things!

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    Go easy on the reconstituted black beans and rice and leave the chili at home.

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    When I store my down items in their storage bags I always throw in a dryer sheet with them. That way when I pull them out later they smell like a fresh load of laundry.

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    A small bag of Baking Soda eats mild odors when things are stored.

    Baking Soda breaks down easily, dryer sheets do not.

    I use Baking Soda to clear odors, then I use it to clean stains or help keep my sink smelling clean.

    I learned early on that a lot of plastic totes and bags have a strong odor of their own.
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