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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 12-16-2019, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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musty smell in camp

Any ideas on how to get rid of the musty smell in the camp. My camp is on stilts about 3 feet above ground. I have tried charcoal and that did help a little. My camp is surrounded by pine trees.
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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 12-16-2019, 06:49 PM
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A old timer I know that has a camp out I the SF swears by Irish Spring soap. He takes a couple bars, slices them up, and sets a couple bowls out inside camp. Place always smells fresh now.
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We got air filters at walmart they have filters for mold and spores get the good filters. and also get damp rid bags put one in every room they will take the moisture out and your place will smell good.you need to get the moisture out and the air filters will remove the bacteria out
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I had the same problem with my camp. I used the damp rid bags and they worked pretty well but I always had to buy refills and change them . Finally I bought a dehumidifier and left it run on constant through out the year . I no longer have the moisture smell or mildew in the camp. Just make sure you buy one that has a hose attachment so you can run it into the sink or other drain , that way you can run it on the continuous setting .
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A old timer I know that has a camp out I the SF swears by Irish Spring soap. He takes a couple bars, slices them up, and sets a couple bowls out inside camp. Place always smells fresh now.
Works good to keep the deer away from my scrubs.
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Only way to stop it is to use it.....

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we run a air purifier 24-7, when camp is open for the season.boxes of baking soda helps,open jug of vinegar keeps the smell down
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Put mothballs around the perimeter of your camp, Bigfoots hate the smell and will stop hanging around.
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One of our camp windows was left open for a few weeks by accident and having lots of trees around it caused a musty smell. We end up throwing away a lot of blankets, pillows and stuff like that. Wiped the entire camp walls and floors and febreezed the couches. We got the smell out but took several weekends of airing it out. We have been slowly cutting trees down around our camp because the moss is growing on our asphalt shingles. I am off the grid and this was my best option to come up with but the febreeze really helped the couches.
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+1 on the humidifier. Worked great for us
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