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    Cleaning Hammocks

    This thread made me curious. https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=78504

    How do you wash or clean your hammocks? How often? Once a season, wait for the permitheren to wear off, only when obviously dirty?

    Just putting it in a washer and tumble drying scares me slightly. How do you do it?

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    I wash mine in my front loading washer and air dry (it's pretty quick).

    But then again, mine are DIY an if something happens to it I can make another in about an hour and $15.

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    I go at mine with my garden hose and some camp soap. it just like washing the car, just be sure to rinse like crazy. First time i didn't get all the soap off and i has a weird rash after sleeping in it.

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    Regular washer, mild soap, cold water / gentle cycle and hang dry. Washed my DIY and store bought about 4 or 5 times each with no issues. Generally twice a year unless really dirty.

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    I just put mine in the bathtub with regular detergent, swish and soak some, then rinse well. Timing is whenever I think it needs it.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    I do the same thing as grannypat.

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    Great topic. I like to wash mine after a sweaty hang

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    Remove whoopies, wash on gentle cold water and air dry. Usually only if its muddy or I spilled something in it.

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    After about 20 nights, mostly in summer, my GT UL is in the washer this very minute. Tide, regular warm wash, and will drip dry. Will take it as a spare in case my DIY fails or the grandson wants to "hang" with me this weekend as we travel to NM for a family campout.

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    Hand wash in a bucket with tech wash, line dry in the shade.
    Wash it when it smells too much like its been lived in.
    Don't use soap that has an odor/scent.
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