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Dec 27, 2012
Hey all,

Just moved from Phoenix to Tacoma. I have a two car detached garage where I would love to store all my gear including hanging tents and sleeping bags. My concern is the moisture in the air and whether hanging, particularly sleeping bags, in the garage long term is a bad idea. Any thoughts?

Pete Hickman
From Tacoma, WA
Joined Sep 4, 2007
470 points
Dec 29, 2012

welcome to the northwest! Personally I would hold off storing that stuff in the garage until you go through a winter here to see if there are any water issues to begin with. At least wait till you get one of those crazy rain days where it just dumps. My old garage and basement were fairly dry and I didn't have issues until we got about 5 inches of rain in 24hrs. It doesn't happen that often though. Totes are another option and you can get the airtight ones if that is an issue. Also remember not to store stuff directly on the concrete.

Best of luck and I hope the winter doesn't get you too down.

Phil Chi
From Bend, OR
Joined Sep 14, 2008
150 points
Dec 29, 2012
I'd pass on the sleeping bags for sure. Tents bagged tight should be no real problem , or just put stuff in big plastic bags for another layer of protection. Agree to check out your building for leaks too. Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
505 points
Dec 29, 2012
If the garage is finished, insulated, and weatherized, no problem. Some garages are, some are fuckin dank nasty, like mine. All my gear's inside spilled out all over my office. Wife hates it, but I hate mildew on a $500 bag. Ben B
From saint helens, oregon
Joined Jun 24, 2011
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