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Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Tarp Tent Crisis on 01/03/2009 14:23:03 MST Print View

How do you get the Cat Urine smell off your shelter? I have tried water and time and it still has the smell. Any suggestions?

Thanks
-Jay

John Whynot
(jdw01776)

Locale: Southeast Texas
Re: Tarp Tent Crisis on 01/03/2009 14:34:12 MST Print View

No personal experience with the product (or the problem), but McNett MiraZyme Odor Eliminator is recommended by many gear care guides for removing strong odors.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Tarp Tent Crisis on 01/03/2009 14:37:01 MST Print View

Thanks John, I will checkout the product you suggested.

-Jay

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Tarp Tent Crisis on 01/03/2009 14:37:26 MST Print View

First, get rid of the cat....

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Tarp Tent Crisis on 01/03/2009 14:37:46 MST Print View

There are products out there that have enzymes which attack cat urine. You might try pet stores and cleaning product suppliers.

Or, on the bright side, critters might not think your tarptent as inviting to explore.

Jay, will you be using that tarp on the Pt Reyes trip?

Edited by redleader on 01/03/2009 14:39:15 MST.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Tarp Tent Crisis on 01/03/2009 14:44:35 MST Print View

Hey Dennis, I will be using a Dancing Light Gear Tarp/Tent in Pt. Reyes.(Hopefully with no cat urine smell) Sounds like it will be a great outing. Let's pray for some good weather.

Edited by Creachen on 01/03/2009 14:45:55 MST.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: Tarp Tent Crisis on 01/03/2009 14:47:14 MST Print View

Mentioned above -

"Or, on the bright side, critters might not think your tarptent as inviting to explore."

Great Idea...

A quick search turns up "Bobcat Urine" "Coyote Urine" and more, with absorbent hangers.

Has anyone tried something like this to discourage habituated camp critters from raiding the tent and food bags?

John Whynot
(jdw01776)

Locale: Southeast Texas
Re: Re: Re: Tarp Tent Crisis on 01/03/2009 14:57:58 MST Print View

>>A quick search turns up "Bobcat Urine" "Coyote Urine" and more, with absorbent hangers

Animal urines are marketed to hunters to either mask human scent or attract game. It would certainly add a new dimension to the term "hiker stink".

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Tarp Tent Crisis on 01/03/2009 14:59:43 MST Print View

I've that part covered....
.....and it seems to attract rather than deter....

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Re: Tarp Tent Crisis on 01/03/2009 15:02:04 MST Print View

Wait.
That's all I've been able to figure out.
I got the inside of the hood of a mummy bag sprayed one daqy before leaving for a JMT thru-hike.
That was fun.

Despite immediate washing, the bag smelled faintly for a year.

Brian UL
(MAYNARD76)

Locale: New England
Re: Tarp Tent Crisis on 01/03/2009 15:12:30 MST Print View

Try low tech and cheap vinegar first. Mix it with baking powder as well if dosnt seem to work. then go for the more expensive stuff if still dosent work.

Jonathan Boozer
(anywayoutside) - MLife

Locale: South East
Re: Tarp Tent Crisis on 01/03/2009 15:23:16 MST Print View

Jay... McNett's MiraZyme is one of your best bets.
Mild soap and water in the tub. Rinse. And then a mirazyme soak in the tub. Smell is very mild since it is enzyme based so I over dose from suggested amounts on bottle. You can get it at any dive shop.

I have used it with pretty good results.

Well Wishes...even though I'm laughin at you a little.

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Tarp Tent Crisis on 01/03/2009 15:40:37 MST Print View

Nature's Miracle is the name of the product that we use at home to remove dog urine smell from our carpets.

It has enzymes to break down the urine.

Nature's Miracle has a product/liquid for dog and cat urine.

Here is a link to their website.

http://www.naturemakesitwork.com/home/index.php

Good luck and don't sleep next to me at Point Reyes! :)

-Tony

We bought it at our local pet store.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: Tarp Tent Crisis on 01/03/2009 16:20:42 MST Print View

Jay....Cat pee on the tent. Wow that sucks!



My 6 cats never do that. They might climb in and go under the tent, but to urinate???? Never!

Edited by kennyhel77 on 01/03/2009 16:21:33 MST.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Tarp Tent Crisis on 01/03/2009 17:10:35 MST Print View

wash tent in front loading washing machine with small amount of detergent and borax, warm water, presoak, delicate cycle