13929hammock support lines
- May 30, 2006yeah, there`s been quite a bit of talk here & on other backpacking
groups/sites about tree damage. others here can do a better job of
explaining the in`s & out`s of it, but here`s what i`ve gathered so
the damage will vary from one kind of tree to another (like a
smooth bark beech or a rough bark pine). and then there are differant
kinds & thickness` of rope.
some bark could probably take it with-out any sign of damage,
especialy not anything that would show up as a problem for quite some
time. but even though a hammock gives us a lot of freedom in where we
sleep, the best place we find our hammock for the night may be using
trees with thin bark.
it seems a much better idea to err on the side of caution,
especialy when we`re encouraging others to try hammocking & some of
those folks may not know any differance from one tree to another.
and some of them probably wont care. so it`s better to encourage
the use of a flat webbing tree hugger or the hollowbraid rope like
dave & several of us are using (being hollow, it flatens out when
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