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Amy98

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I recently bought an issued army bag to use as my BOB, it's durable, big, is waterproof and has plenty of pockets. Perfect, right?

Not really. It STINKS! A very old, used, vintage smell.

Should I just throw it in the washing machine it would this badly damage it? If by then how can I remove the smell?

Many thanks!
 

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put an open box of baking soda in it and seal it up over night it should draw out the odor . if this doesnt work washing it in cold water should be fine just do not dry it ! let it air dry because if it has any nylon parts or plastic parts those could be damaged by the heat.
 

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put an open box of baking soda in it and seal it up over night it should draw out the odor . if this doesnt work washing it in cold water should be fine just do not dry it ! let it air dry because if it has any nylon parts or plastic parts those could be damaged by the heat.
Thanks, i'll try that!
 

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Try vinegar and water, it works well for mold. Run your washer til it fills and put your ruck in,use a cup of white vinegar and it will be good to go.
 

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good luck at getting the smell out.and im intrested to how that goew
 

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i think thier called rucksacks on acount of whats normally carryed in them.but what the hay..if thier put to good use.why not rucksack..lol
 

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