17225RE: [Hammock Camping] Re: Studies
- Apr 3, 2007Very good question!
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of mrbyer
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 6:47 PM
Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: Studies
If the law states you cannot tie to a tree and the Palm is a grass not
a tree does that mean you can tie to a palm? ;)
--- In email@example.com, "Carey Parks" <cjp129@...> wrote:
> Here in Florida and I believe at least one other state prohibits
> nailing anything to their trees. The US Forrest Service has no
> it in Florida. I feel that the ban on tying anything to trees came
> use of thin line for clothes lines and tarp hanging. A tarp in the wind
> makes a good motor for a line saw. Florida State Parks get a lot of use.
> This ban on tying anything to the trees is the ONLY rule pointed out
> out of about ten when we registered for campsite. They are serious
> I have heard that rangers are impressed when you take the time to
> how the wide webbing spreads the load and minimizes impact to the
> rules are rules and you still have to pitch that hammock like a tarp
> By the way, a palm is a grass and not a tree. Maybe that's related.
> Also, when the test site is a park site, you are sleeping on sand
> nothing is harmed beyond the original development. The trees on the
> hand are needed to shade that sand.
> In a back country situation the hammock might win the impact
> that's if you don't spread a ground cloth under it, and live on that
> were a tent.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of hacktorious
> Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 2:03 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: Studies
> I am not aware of an studies for hammocks, but I brought this topic up
> during a hike leadership training course I attended last year. The
> only thing the instructor could say was that in his opinion it was far
> less damaging than using a tent. However, some parks do not allow
> Extensive studies have gone into tents and trails. I forgot the exact
> details, but a typical tent spot, which is used many times in one
> season can take 10-15 years to recover to it's original state.
> In my personal opinion, I agree with the instructor.
> --- In email@example.com, amendment2@ wrote:
> > Does anyone know of any studies done on tree damage from hammock
> > Short or long term?
> > Thanks
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