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    Quote Originally Posted by T- Minus View Post
    for those who wash their hammocks twice a month or more, do you take your CL, or whoopies out of the hammock body before wash or leave in with the hammock gathered.
    I leave it gathered...the body oils are mostly under my head and shoulders.
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    Thanks Dave, that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T- Minus View Post
    for those who wash their hammocks twice a month or more, do you take your CL, or whoopies out of the hammock body before wash or leave in with the hammock gathered.
    I sleep in a bridge and the suspension is permanently attached. For my gathered-end camping hammocks I do remove the CLs and the SRL. More to prevent them suffering the same fate as some of my socks, i.e. lost to the dryer or washer, than worry over detoriation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    I leave it gathered...the body oils are mostly under my head and shoulders.
    I now leave my hammock gathered. I took my Blackbird apart to wash it, then discovered I could not put it back together properly.

    Several of the hammock vendors have a special way they pleat their product. I no longer take the hammoxk apart to wash. It dries quickly.

    At home I use a silk liner, the same as I use when traveling and sleeping in hotel beds.

    Pajamas are most helpful for keeping your body debris off your hammock.

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    ^^^My hair seems to be the source of the bulk of the oil.
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    [QUOTE=T- Minus;1817922]for those who wash their hammocks twice a month or more, do you take your CL, or whoopies out of the hammock body before wash or leave in with the hammock gathered.[/QUOTE

    I use continuous loops on the hammock and remove them before washing. I have used a hammock that was gathered and whipped; it washed perfectly well with the whipping left in place.

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    Sleep in my hammock frequently....wash it maybe every few months. Hand wash, warm water and a little mild detergent. Leave the continuous loops and ridge line in place, never had a problem (been using the same hammock for indoor hanging for three or four years). Oh and, I generally take a quick shower before bed and wear shorts and a t shirt at a minimum.

    PS: I do not fear the germs!

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    My hammocks are starting to show signs of grime and it sounds like I might want to wash more frequently. I only saw two posters in this thread mentions detergents, Tide and a mild detergent.
    I'm curious what detergents are considered safe for hammocks? Sounds like washing machine use is safe, I assume the delicates cycle?
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    I like Atsko Sportwash- it can be ordered on Amazon.

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    Pajamas are easier to wash then hammock (and especially down). I wear jammies and often a balaclava or some "sleep cap". Light ankle socks on feet. I don't like the feel of nylon against skin so all I feel is cotton. Balaclava is some synthetic but doesn't bother me. Keep hammock cleaner longer.
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