Problem with the wash machine is your hammock turns into a giant water filled bucket/mess when you try to pull it out of the washer. Hand washing works fine and cleans up well, without twisting and turning the stitching. I wouldn't want to tear up my mosquito netting trying to get a stain or smell out.
Try baking soda, sprinkle some on and wrap it up and stick it in a paperbag for a day or two. Should absorb the smells, works in the fridge.
I'm also packing a dryer sheet in with my tarp and hammock. Kills the static and freshens things up. And the bugs don't like the smell of dryer sheets.
Ambulo tua ambulo.
Vinegar pulls about 80% of the hiker stink out of most of my synthetic clothing. I imagine a dose of that in the wash bucket would remove any foul smells. At least to the point where they are bearable.
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