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    New Member Truescotsman's Avatar
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    Cleaning instructions?

    I have been a very happy owner of a camper hammock for little over a year. I have used it many times over the last year. It just made it through a straight week at Boy Scout camp with rain almost every day. I noticed last night that it has developed an unpleasant odor.

    What would be the recommended way to clean it? I want to get many more years outta this great hammock.

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    I have always washed mine in my washing machine in cold water set on gentle.
    I strip it down, put a small amount of liquid detergent and run it. If it's extra stinky I add some oxyclean and let it soak a little while.
    Hang it in the sunshine and pop open a cold brew. By the time you are finished with your drink the hammy will be dry...

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    Re: Cleaning instructions?

    I wish all cleaning instructions were like that
    "In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." -D'Signore's, Tide Mill Farm, Edmunds, Maine.

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    Does stripping it down include removing the continuous loops from the end channels?

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    I wash mine in the bathtub, with non-scented laundry detergent. I rinse until all soap is gone, the last rinse I add some apple cider vinegar to the water. The vinegar smell goes away as the hammock dries. I hang the hammock until it is dry. I do not use a dryer, I let it air dry.

    You could use a large commercial front loader to wash your hammock. Use minimal soap, remove all hardware. Front loading washing machines us less soap so do not over load with the soap. I use lukewarm water or cold, never hot. Apple Cider Vinegar, gets the soap residue out and helps get rid of odd smells.

    Just for what it is worth, I rinse my hair with the vinegar also, gets rid of the junk left behind by the shampoo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwatkins View Post
    Does stripping it down include removing the continuous loops from the end channels?
    Yes ...

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    What about the whipping from DIY gathered-end?
    I may be dumb, but at least I'm ugly!

    I've done so much, with so little, for so long, now I can do anything with nothing.

    It's not peer pressure, it's just your turn.

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    Also, spaceweasel, did you know Frank Zappa was from my hometown of rancho cucamonga? And taught at the college where I received my AA? His old studio is now a tattoo parlor and a couple other little shops. Sorry, back to hammocks!
    I may be dumb, but at least I'm ugly!

    I've done so much, with so little, for so long, now I can do anything with nothing.

    It's not peer pressure, it's just your turn.

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    I really appreciate the extra stinky instructions.

    What would they be if the hammock was extra low down funky grungy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iRokk View Post
    What about the whipping from DIY gathered-end?
    Just take it apart and re-whip it after you wash it.

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