Originally Posted by Ramblinrev
I have used a ripstop hammock with a hole the size of a quarter in it. However, I did not use it for long periods at a time. There are patch kits for nylon that stretch and a glued on. I don't remember the name but that would be my suggestion. Sewing a patch on would just add more localized stress and potentially make things worse. I know duct tape (real duct tape) has been used successfully.
Well, nothing is really "torn". I looked at it with a flashlight behind it, and it just seems like the threads are sorta split, like opened up a tiny bit.