They were washed before I put them away but I figured it wouldn't hurt to clean the camping pots, pans and silverware before we dragged them out in the woods to re-dirty them. Never ending cycle. What the heck, how dirty can something get just sitting in the attic for five years?
Top that off with it all being second hand crap. Sixty year old fry pans, cheap thin-walled aluminum pots, plastic throw away bowls saved from recycling twenty years ago, coffee pot with a mismatched lid and silverware made with handle material that was declared toxic when Reagan was president. Gotta admit I'm attached to each and every piece. Washed each with tender, loving care.