With humidity comes the possibility of mildew and that is something that can damage your camping equipment. We’ve seen a few remedies that may help you stave off the problem of too much moisture and will share some of them in hopes they help you.
The two best mildew fighters are good old sun and air. You can maintain your equipment such as tents, sleeping bags, towels, etc., by laying them out in the sun and making sure that fresh air can circulate around them. Mildew cannot form in a dry environment so this tactic is a good start.
Be careful not to drop wet towels on the floor and don’t fold your tent up for storage until you’ve had it out to dry for a good long while. If you see that mold has already developed on any of your belongings you can remove it with some elbow grease and lemon juice that is mixed with water in a spray bottle. Try to avoid bleach and ammonia because these can be harmful to you. And do not, ever, mix the two together. There are commercial solvents you can try as well but, really, the best offense is a good defense, as they say, and making sure everything is well dried will go a long way in avoiding problems with mildew.