i just found a sleeping-bag alongside the road. it has been wet and dirty but not tore pu or anything. is it possible to run this thru the washer and dryer so i can use it? the name on it is SLEEPCELL, is it worth trying to keep?
not sure what model it is. my daughter ran it thru the washer for me. she washed it in lysol, or something like that. still has a few stains on it, but it smells good! it has been cold here in our part of georgia so i took the bag outside last nite and layed down in it for a while; seemed to work all right. its a keeper.
you should be able to wash most sleeping bags in a washing machine.. make sure its a washer with the door in front of the machine..
dont use too much soap and either tumble dry it on low heat or lay it flat on the ground.. dont hang it..
(correct me if i am wrong)
Your not wrong, but I would add that if you dry it in a machine, wash your boots too and dry them with the bag. They will beat up the bag and stop it from lumping up on you. This works much better late at night at a laundermat-breaking my families dryer is not my idea of fun.
It's always a risk using items you find along the way- I've discovered lice from a "found" t-shirt. As long as you wash and dry in hot water/heat then it should be safe for use. Washer/Dryer heat kills bed bugs, scabies and lice.
"The danger is not that the soul should doubt whether there is any bread, but that, by a lie, it should persuade itself that it is not hungry" (Simone Weil)