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Backpacker Magazine – August 2008

The Fix: Deodorize Your Gear

Does your pack smell like last summer's cheddar? Here's how to clean up.

by: Jason Klass

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Boots and Apparel

STINK After sweat dries, it leaves a salty residue that makes boot insoles and sandals seem like tasty treats to salt-craving rodents and even deer.
CLEAN Granger's Odor Eliminator ($5; 2 oz., grangersusa.com) breaks down the offending bacteria. Spray the tops and bottoms of insoles evenly. Let dry before wearing. Use Oxiclean Laundry Stain Remover (available at supermarkets) for foul-smelling apparel.


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