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    How Do I get Rid of the Smoke Smell?

    I just got back from a four day, three night hiking trip in the Smokys. It was my first real trip using the hammock. It was great! I had tested my setup at home so I was ready to go with adequate insulation and I knew how to set the hammock and tarp up.

    The thing I have no idea of how to deal with is the smoke smell. I tried to stay well away from the camp fire but in some camps sites there were multiple fires and my rig got inundated with campfire smoke.

    I have the gear hanging on the back porch trying to air it our but I was wondering if there are any "home remedies" that might help? I like to keep my gear in preteen shape so it will last.

    The hammock is a Warbonnet Blackbird and the tarp is a Mamajamba. Any advice you can provide will be gratefully accepted.

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    Get rid of it? Dunno why you'd want to do that. I love when I pull my gear out to pack for a trip and get hit with that wonderful campfire smell. Smell is the sense most tied to memory.
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    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!
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    I would suggest just setting up the mamajamba and rinsing it off with the garden hose or bucket of warm water. Let it air dry all day or more if possible.

    For the blackbird, try hand washing it in your bathtub with a tiny amount of laundry detergent. This should remove the smell and even add a nice fresh scent if you want. Again, hang and allow it to air dry outside. On a dry, breezy day it's hard to beat this for removing any odors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldRagFreeze View Post
    Get rid of it? Dunno why you'd want to do that. I love when I pull my gear out to pack for a trip and get hit with that wonderful campfire smell. Smell is the sense most tied to memory.
    my thoughts also

    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!

    why waste the vodka..just drink it
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    If you dont feel like washing it spray some scent away hunter spray on it while its airing outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewker View Post
    my thoughts also




    why waste the vodka..just drink it
    I'm not sure you wanna be drinking the stuff I buy at like $2 a gallon.
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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!
    Exactly what i do - works on all sorts of this to refresh!
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    How Do I get Rid of the Smoke Smell?

    You can try a product called Atmoskleer which you can get at Ace Hardware stores.

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    I bought a used hammock here on the forum and it stunk so bad from cigarette smoke that I thought I was going to have to throw it away. I hand washed it in the sink with woolite and hung it on the line outside to dry, after three cycles of that I was able to get most of the smell out.

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