13948Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: hammock support lines
- Jun 1, 2006
> So if a little bark falls off, big deal. Once another tornado hits myYes, but some over-zealous park official isn't going to propose (and
> little town that tree might not be there.
probably get passed) a regulation banning tornados and hurricanes
from state or national parks. But let a little tree damage from
hammocks occur, and see if this doesn't happen. The fault of your
analogy is that natural disasters (you didn't mention forest fires)
are unavoidable, while much more minor damage (or even perceived
damage) from hammocks is avoidable by passing a regulation. As one
who used to write regulations for a natural resources agency, I know
of which I speak -- if your only tool is a hammer, every problem
seems like a nail. And if your only tool is prohibition . . . .
Before I knew about tree huggers, I got harrased in Yellowstone by a
backwoods ranger for harming tree bark with a cheep string hammock. He
failed to see the humor when I pointed out that most of the bark had been
stripped off by bears sharpening their claws on said bark!! :]
Bears, tornadoes, bark beetles etc = natural = good
You and me in a hammock = un natural = bad
And they don't have a sense of humor! Use a tree hugger, it shows them you
understand the issue and are attempting to trad lightly.
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