Originally Posted by OnTheGo
I don't know how long it would take to start
I dont know either, but I do know when clothes get left in the washing machine or a dish towel gets left out wet too long, they start to smell quickly even before the mildew starts. I figure camper stuff will do the same thing. I try to get all of my camping gear clean and dry as soon as possible after a trip weather it is backpacking or in the TT. I think it will make it last much longer and stay nicer in the long run.