Good thing it was only $500....
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Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Good thing it was only $500.... on 12/31/2012 12:15:08 MST Print View

So my dog pissed all over a spankin' new Western Mountaineering Antelope in Joshua Tree this weekend. I literally pulled the tags off that evening.

I briefly considered staking her out in the desert for the coyotes.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Good thing it was only $500.... on 12/31/2012 13:15:20 MST Print View

"I briefly considered staking her out in the desert for the coyotes"

The dog or the bag? The coyotes wouldn't touch the bag.

The solution is to make sure you smell worse than the bag. Then you won't notice the reek.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Re: Good thing it was only $500.... on 12/31/2012 13:19:25 MST Print View

"The solution is to make sure you smell worse than the bag. Then you won't notice the reek."

Excellent advice Dave, by far the easiest solution.

Edited by xnomanx on 12/31/2012 13:19:57 MST.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Good thing it was only $500.... on 12/31/2012 15:30:23 MST Print View

Any idea why your pup peed on the bag?

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Good thing it was only $500.... on 12/31/2012 15:46:22 MST Print View

It was snowing outside and my dog was freezing. I let her into the tent, she buried herself in the bags. I think she was too cold to go outside...she's pulled this one at home before; peeing in the house because it was raining outside.
Basically, she's a wimp in cold weather.

I have to say, I'm impressed with the shell material on the bag.
I draped it over a ladder in the backyard and sprayed it with the hose on full pressure. I didn't want to soak out the whole bag as I suspected the pee didn't get through the shell. All the water I sprayed the bag with beaded and rolled right off, even on the inside. I wiped it down and sprayed it off a few more times, inside and out. Been drying in the sun all morning; no smell whatsoever. I was hoping I wouldn't have to soak the down...

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Good thing it was only $500.... on 12/31/2012 16:55:27 MST Print View

"It was snowing outside and my dog was freezing. I let her into the tent, she buried herself in the bags. I think she was too cold to go outside...she's pulled this one at home before; peeing in the house because it was raining outside."

Greater love hath no man than that he open his newly begotten bag... ;0)

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Re: Good thing it was only $500.... on 12/31/2012 18:03:27 MST Print View

K9 version of a laundry marking pen. She'll know who's bags are hers.

Be thankful for small dogs. Imagine...

Edited by kthompson on 12/31/2012 18:04:17 MST.

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
re Good thing on 12/31/2012 18:29:15 MST Print View

Hmmmm, I'd be thinking of getting that dog a new home at the pound.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Good thing it was only $500.... on 12/31/2012 19:34:06 MST Print View

Might try Febreze as well if any smell does linger.

And maybe get her one of those down jackets Konrad made for his pup!

Mark Ries
(mtmnmark) - M

Locale: IOWAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
down wash is cheap on 01/01/2013 01:36:45 MST Print View

I would wash the bag

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: Good thing it was only $500.... on 01/01/2013 10:23:16 MST Print View

Well from this detached view the whole thing is pretty amusing. It's the stuff cartoons are made of.

I can imagine Woofer thinking "maybe he won't notice".

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
Re: Good thing it was only $500.... on 01/01/2013 10:41:43 MST Print View

So very punk rock of your dog.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re: Good thing it was only $500.... on 01/01/2013 10:46:05 MST Print View

Bottom line is that the dog knows quality when he smells it. How to mark it his? Only one way.

My vote is to give him the bag and you get your own.

Erik Basil
(EBasil) - M

Locale: Atzlan
Urine removal on 01/04/2013 08:37:48 MST Print View

I wonder if the urine-removal products will hurt the down? Our Bibler Gore-Tex tent was "marked" by a racoon (seriously, what??) and the company replied to my inquiry that we'd be fine to use "Nature's Miracle" to clean it, after mere water left some scent behind. That did work, but I wonder if the same product might strip oils from the down.

Jim W.
(jimqpublic) - MLife

Locale: So-Cal
It's a total Loss on 02/01/2013 16:31:32 MST Print View

Consider the bag a total loss. I will be happy to properly dispose of it, I'll even pick it up from your house for no charge.

(Jim, wishing he had a good winter bag)

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Urine removal on 02/01/2013 16:39:47 MST Print View

I've used Nature's Miracle to get rid of cat pee - works good

But, if you hosed it off and you can't smell anything I think there's no need to do anything else