Originally Posted by sydarm
How do you avoid mildew doing this? This is the kind of situation where you would specifically want to wash them as soon as possible upon arriving home.
Besides an Automag, I really don't buy into the oil in asa deal...especially with a poppet. You want the poppet surface clean of debris and lubricant.
I took 6ish months off without airing anything up to no ill effect. Just bite the bullet and break down/lube it all properly. At least do it with the precious S6.
I keep my bag in the garage and there's air holes in the bag so eventually everything dries out and becomes crusty like the evil crusty socks we used to wear as kids.