I am curious as to how those of you living in warm, humid places store gear, or protect gear so that it doesn't get ruined from mold, etc.
I live in Japan, where summers can be very warm and humid. As a result, I've had clothes (suits, shoes) destroyed, furniture, blankets, duvets infested--all from mold.
I do a fairly decent job of protecting my high-end ski gear by storing it in thick plastic bags along with dessicators to try to keep moisture levels low. But I can't store everything like this.
This is one of the reasons I've been hesitant to purchase a new sleeping bag--one summer in storage and it'll become a sponge for mold.
I should also mention that I am extremely allergic to mold spores, hence my motivation to nip this organism in the bud.
I know there are a few of you living in environments like this, as well as some living in Japan. I would appreciate hearing how you prevent or control the growth of mold in your prized gear.