I just inherited an ash splint pack basket made in the mid to late 60's. It seems a little dry and I am hoping that someone can give some advice on how to treat the wood to maintain its flexibilty and strength. It has not been varnished or had any other treatment that I can tell, pretty much original condition. I intend to use it on our weekend day trips and short hikes so I really want to keep it in good condition. Any thoughts/comments are welcome.