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    Question Does permethrin harm hammock fabrics?

    I have used it on tents and backpacks without issue but they are not weight bearing . . . at least on the same order of magnitude.

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    It works fine on hammocks.

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    I have been using it on my hammocks for years without any issues.

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    Never had an issue using it on my gear and usually do two treatments for the summer hiking season. Lots of threads on HF about what to treat and how.

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    all of my hammocks get a soak at the beginning of the season...
    Yes, my pack weighs 70lbs, but it's all light weight gear....
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    Thanks for the responses - I figured as much but wanted to ask. I realize the disdain for “asked and answered” topics so I will search the archives next time I have a question.

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    No. Years and years of use.

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    Many threads here on it and it's use with both hammocks and clothing. Here is one that has a lot of good information in it.

    I have been using it on my hammocks and hiking clothing every spring for a number of years now with no ill effects.

    Word of caution be careful with it around cats. When wet it will kill them. It is fine once it has dried.
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    Permethrin is good for hammocks its deet you dont want to spray on The fabric
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    Quote Originally Posted by LearnedHat View Post
    ... I realize the disdain for “asked and answered” topics ....
    Ignore the grouches and ask.

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