I thought maybe this would be useful, lanthar suggestedit when I talked to him. www.atsko.com, these guys make water reppelent spray, commonly found at wal-mart etc. they also make alot of other stuff not found in stores. including a permanent waterproofing treatment, a u.v. treatment to protect nylon andothers, also offer bulk amounts, 1gal. etc. much cheaper by gal than by spray can if you have alot of gear to treat.