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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyPainter View Post
    I wouldn't take the smell out! Besides, woodsmoke smell is natural in the forest - animals are used to smelling the smoke from burned wood. I think that vodka, Fabreeze, Lysol, and other artificial smells might actually attract the curious!

    ~ SkyPainter
    Really good point on attracting critters.
    I say drink the vodka and you wont care about the smell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBG View Post
    I've not used it specifically on wood smoke odors, but I've used it on everything else I can think of. Try a 50/50 vodka and water mix in a spray bottle while your hammock is airing out. It's my go-to when trying to remove odors from any fabric.

    Just pick up a cheap bottle of vodka, mix and spray!
    Doesn't it work faster if you just drink it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junebugdawn View Post
    I, too, was surprised at how strong some of my gear smelled of smoke. When I get home, I air out my gear and wipe down my tarp with a wet cloth. Clothes that can't be washed, like down jackets and knit Beanies, I spray with an mild fabric refresher and hang to dry. The scent disappears fairly well.
    Almost anything can be cleaned if you are careful. I use warm water, either wash by hand or in a front loading machine. I use a very mild soap a very small quanity of the soap. I also rinse carefully. I use down wash to wash my down items, I wash my knit beanies, wool buffs and almost everything. I do not use hot dryers, I do not use harsh chemicals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBG View Post
    I've not used it specifically on wood smoke odors, but I've used it on everything else I can think of. Try a 50/50 vodka and water mix in a spray bottle while your hammock is airing out. It's my go-to when trying to remove odors from any fabric.
    ALCOHOL ABUSE!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1960HikerDude View Post
    ALCOHOL ABUSE!!!!
    NEVER anything worthy of drinking. I give you my word!
    "If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."
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    Water with some vinegar and let it air dry out works well. Some tent manufactures recommend that for mildew smell.

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