As there are more of us now, I figure the chances of minor to major damage is now a real possibility, being a numbers game & all that. So I'll start with the beginning of my repair saga to my Grand Trunk SB Pro.
Vandalism of my hammock at the foot end, 2 1.25 inch cuts, & 1 7 inch cut (I finally measured em).
The repair method I chose was to use 3" wide Sail Repair tape. http://www.sailrite.com/Tear-Aid-Rep...wC!-1874859271
First impression: it is VERY thin, about 2/3 as thick as a standard sheet of paper. It is also translucent, so will not change the color of your item to be repaired if that is important to you.
Application: The tape (actually the protective cover) has printed on it every 3" "FOLLOW DIRECTIONS PRECISELY" So I did.
Clean area with alcohol prep. Let dry. Peal 1/2" of the protective tape & carefully place tape over tear, allowing 1 inch each side. After repair tape is in place (you can, with difficulty, move it until the final step) RUB VIGOROUSLY!
Once you "Rub vigorously" you are not moving that tape, I tried. After letting it set (mine set for 28 hrs) you can sort of feel the adhesive thru the fabric. It isn't sticky, but you can tell there is a change in the fabric.
Test night 1: after 7 hrs in the hammock, I could see a 1/16 to 1/8 inch gap in the long tear, by the time I came back to measure it (20 minutes?) the gap was barely noticeable. Just because I had 6" of tape left, & I am paranoid, I decided to reinforce the large tear. As I have to work tomorrow, I'm sleeping inside tonight, so further testing will have to wait till Wednesday PM, but I feel the double layer will do fine for at least emergency repair. This will still be my at home & short trip hammock for years to come, so from time to time I'll be reporting on the condition of the repair.
FWIW, I slept well last night, & really, the repair did not stretch any more than my hammock did, it's just that I could see the change in the clear repair but not the dark hammock body.
Now that I have started the ball rolling. Post your repair stories. Short term "This is what I did to get home!" Long term: "Dude, this fix lasted me 3 more years" & anything in between. don't just do tarps & Hammocks, but suspension & anything else Hammock related. Even, as much as it pains me to say: "I had to go to ground, & this is what/how I did it because my hammock set up was FUBAR"
Remember, if at all possible, include pictures!