Sustainability is very important to us, so our tents are designed to accompany you for a lifetime. For the longest possible life and to avoid material damage, the correct storage and care of your tent is particularly important.

The season is slowly coming to an end. Time for tent care and the right storage, so that your HEIMPLANET tent can provide reliable service again next year.

We have collected helpful tips for storage and care. If possible, you should follow them every time you have used your tent.

Step 1: Cleaning

Certain substances to which your tent is exposed can damage the coating of the tent fabric. These include sea salt, fine sand or bird droppings, but also food scraps and leaves. Therefore, the first step is to clean your tent inside and out.

First sweep the tent from the outside with a hand brush. You should then repeat the same procedure on the inside. Remove stubborn dirt with lukewarm water and a mild detergent . You should avoid aggressive cleaning agents and, if in doubt, use a special cleaner that is especially suitable for tent materials, otherwise you may damage the tent fabric. 

Step 2: Drying

Make sure your tent is completely dry before packing it away for storage. Aside from the unpleasant odors, mildew stains and mold that can develop, moisture will damage your tent's waterproof coating over time and cause it to leak. 

To counteract this, pitch your tent outside in the sun for a few hours in good weather. Of course, if you have the space, you can also do this indoors. If you don't have the space, you can also dry the tent on a clothesline. Also make sure that the guy lines and other accessories are dry before packing them away.

Step 3: Packing

Our packsacks are the perfect storage for your HEIMPLANET tent. You don't have to fold your tent neatly. Loose stuffing is even beneficial: the tent fabric is folded in different places during each packing process - this prevents material fatigue.

If you store your tent for a long time, you should store it a little looser. Therefore, give your tent a little more space and do not compress the packsack completely. 

By the way, you should not store your tent loose on the shelf, because the loose tent fabric provides the perfect shelter for bugs. The packsack, on the other hand, is a perfect protection against bugs, cobwebs, fly droppings and dust.

Step 4: Storage

For the storage of your tent should choose a place that is cool, dry and free of vermin . Good storage places are: A closet or shelf in your living quarters, under your bed, or a heated basement or storage room. 

Try to avoid places where it can get too hot (e.g., attic, trunk, or next to a radiator) and spaces where it can freeze (e.g., garden shed or an unheated garage). 

In the storage place you should also pay attention to the correct humidity (below 55%). At high humidity, mold spores begin to germinate. Damp cellars/garages or the garden shed are therefore not a suitable storage location for your tent. Living rooms, heated cellars and garages, on the other hand, are perfect.

Your tent also likes it dark. UV radiation not only bleaches the tent fabric, but also makes it brittle in the long run. This can happen even after a short time. Therefore, make sure you choose a storage location where there is no direct sunlight.

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