I hope that there are some dopers who have tried this and know which method works better, but I don’t need the answer fast.
Background: I have a normal cotton cloth sewn into a bag. I have now realized that with bad weather in winter, I would prefer to keep the wooden object inside that bag dry from rain. What’s the best method for this?
Some 50 years or more ago, people used aluminium acetate (vingar acid earth) for a solution and dunked the cloth in there.
Today, wilderness gear and organic clothes manufacturers have some wax jackets, made from heavy cotton covered with beeswax. This has to be replenished after washing (and I don’t know what the wax does to the washing machine?), but since it’s only a bag, I’m not going to wash it once a week.
What would you recommend to keep the water off as much as possible, even if it happens to pour rain, as opposed to only repel slight droplets? While, if possible, still stay breathable from the inside?
Is there another method I haven’t heard off?