Camping can be an enjoyable activity, but it can also be a messy one. When you’re done with your camping trip, you may find that your tent is covered in dirt, mud, and other debris. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps you can follow to clean your tent and make sure it’s ready for another adventure.
Step One: Prepare the Tent
Before you begin washing your tent, make sure to remove any stakes or poles from the frame and set aside. You should also unzip all of the zippers and remove any dirt from the outside of the tent. This will help make cleaning easier and ensure that no dirt gets trapped inside the seams of the fabric.
Step Two: Gather Your Supplies
Once you have prepared the tent, it’s time to gather your supplies. You will need a non-abrasive sponge or brush, warm water, mild dish soap or laundry detergent, and a bucket. Make sure not to use anything too abrasive as this could damage the material of the tent.
Step Three: Cleaning
Once you have all of your supplies ready to go it’s time to start cleaning!
Begin by filling up your bucket with warm water and adding a few drops of mild dish soap or laundry detergent. Dip your sponge or brush into the water and begin scrubbing away any dirt on the outside of the tent. Be sure to get in all of those nooks and crannies! For stubborn stains or spots that won’t come off easily, let them soak in soapy water for a few minutes before scrubbing.
Step Four: Rinse & Dry
Once you’ve finished scrubbing away all of the dirt on your tent, it’s time to rinse off all of the soap suds with clean water. Once everything is rinsed off thoroughly, hang up your tent somewhere out of direct sunlight so that it can dry completely before packing away.
Washing a camping tent is easy if you follow these simple steps. Start by preparing your tent by removing stakes and poles from its frame then gather up some supplies such as mild dish soap or laundry detergent, a non-abrasive sponge or brush, warm water, and a bucket for washing. Clean away any dirt on both sides using soapy water then rinse off with clean water before hanging up somewhere out of direct sunlight so that it can dry completely before packing away.