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    Grand Trunk De-Funk

    after a few very muggy outings, i'm looking to freshen up my Skeeter Beeter Pro. i've thought of hanging it up, but in case the breeze isn't enough i was looking for washing tips. not much wind going on right now. the mugginess persists.
    is it machine safe?
    spin cycle or no?
    do i need to take out the suspension cordage? they knotted it up pretty good at the workshop, and i didn't want to mess with it til my whoopee situation was fully figured out.
    are detergent/fabric softener bad for the material?
    dryer safe, or hang?
    i'm not a fan of febreeze or sprays in general.
    it's not a particularly awful funk going on, just pheromones left after sweat evaporates. so no drastic measures needed. but i'm worred female bears might detect my essence and come looking for love

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasbuyaka View Post
    after a few very muggy outings, i'm looking to freshen up my Skeeter Beeter Pro. i've thought of hanging it up, but in case the breeze isn't enough i was looking for washing tips. not much wind going on right now. the mugginess persists.
    is it machine safe?
    spin cycle or no?
    do i need to take out the suspension cordage? they knotted it up pretty good at the workshop, and i didn't want to mess with it til my whoopee situation was fully figured out.
    are detergent/fabric softener bad for the material?
    dryer safe, or hang?
    i'm not a fan of febreeze or sprays in general.
    it's not a particularly awful funk going on, just pheromones left after sweat evaporates. so no drastic measures needed. but i'm worred female bears might detect my essence and come looking for love
    Unscented detergents, delicate wash n rinse, cold water, front loading machine. Best to air dry but dryer ok on delicate for nylon, etc..
    Been working for me. I usually remove the suspension -
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    The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn." John Muir


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    My fantastic wife hand washed my Yukon double in the kitchen sink by hand just using our normal laundry soap. Lots of funk came out. I was actually surprised how dirty it was. Then I hung it to dry with part of a fishing pole stuck in to hold it open. It almost smells to good now. I'd be nervous to stick one in the washing machine. If you do put it in the washer I'd use a mesh bag, they make them for cleaning delicate items, and remove the suspension.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PointPastor View Post
    My fantastic wife hand washed my Yukon double in the kitchen sink by hand just using our normal laundry soap. Lots of funk came out. I was actually surprised how dirty it was. Then I hung it to dry with part of a fishing pole stuck in to hold it open. It almost smells to good now. I'd be nervous to stick one in the washing machine. If you do put it in the washer I'd use a mesh bag, they make them for cleaning delicate items, and remove the suspension.
    Good Point Pastor!
    Those mesh bags for delicates and undies are a good idea
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    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn." John Muir


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    I am much more comfortable hand washing gear. Even a halfhearted job shows good results.

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    I have washed my hammocks in a front loading washing machine with no problems at all. I usually use a temperature setting between 30C and 60C. I don't remove structural ridgelines or the cords at the ends (not whoopie slings, just the cord that is holding the whipping together) unless it's a no-net hammock.

    For drying I just air-dry by hanging the hammock up loosely.

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