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    Fire damage?

    So there I was all comfy in my ENO double nest and then I was on the ground.... After a careful and thorough inspection I found the origin of the hole. There was a small hole ( aprox 1/16 ) with blackened edges. Apparently my fire that was more than 10 feet away murdered my hammock. I threatened to beat the fire up and even insulted its mother but no dice, it never bought me a new hammock. Soooo being new to hammock...ing?...here I am feeling hurt and confused.
    Is this a common occurrence? How far should my fire be from my hammock? I figured that 10 feet at the minimum would have been plenty. I am terribly fond of both hammocks and fires, is there no justice? Must I choose?

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    Wow if you fell through a 1/16th inch hole you need to eat pal!

    Are you saying a rip started from a burned pin hole? That's possible but hard to believe in ripstop nylon ... especially from that size of a burn hole ... usually seals the edges. Sure there wasn't a puncture that cause the failure?

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    Yeah, I always set-up far from the fire. My gear cost me too much for it to be full of burn holes. I accept it with my clothing, but not my gear.
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    Ive got a fire in my fireplace. If it will help Ill talk to it and try to come to an understanding.

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    Hawk-eye, ENOs aren't made with ripstop. I can see a small hole under pressure causing major failure.
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    Welcome to the forum.

    Yes, campfire embers and sparks can easily drift more than 10 feet, especially from a hot fire. The best solution is probably to set your hammock up a good distance from the fire, and go enjoy it when the campfire time has ended.
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    AHAAAA! So the ENO's are not made from rip stop!!! Well all righty then, I guess I wont be going back to gander mountain to buy another one. Thank you all for your quick responses and I guess I will be fabbing my own from here on out.

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    It's not a bad thing that they aren't made of ripstop. I actully like that material better, I think it's softer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ollien247 View Post
    AHAAAA! So the ENO's are not made from rip stop!!! Well all righty then, I guess I wont be going back to gander mountain to buy another one. Thank you all for your quick responses and I guess I will be fabbing my own from here on out.
    The parachute nylon the ENOs are made from, IMO, feels much better than ripstop nylon.

    Sorry to hear the fire God wasnt listening. Perhaps if you had relieved yourself on it, you may have gotten better results!
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    Ripstop or no, I wouldn't have expected a cauterized pinhole to lead to catastrophic failure. Interesting.

    I have some pinholes in an ENO that I've "patched" with hot glue...so far, so good.

    As an aside, I try to restrict my firewood to post oak, which isn't too bad about spitting sparks and embers. This is mostly because of wildfire concerns, but the point I want to make is that the risk of this sort of thing can be minimized.
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