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17225RE: [Hammock Camping] Re: Studies

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  • Carey Parks
    Apr 3, 2007
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      Very good question!

      ----Original Message-----
      From: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of mrbyer
      Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 6:47 PM
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      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 hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Carey Parks" <cjp129@...> wrote:
      >
      > Here in Florida and I believe at least one other state prohibits
      tying or
      > nailing anything to their trees. The US Forrest Service has no
      problem with
      > it in Florida. I feel that the ban on tying anything to trees came
      from the
      > 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
      to me
      > out of about ten when we registered for campsite. They are serious
      about it.
      >
      > I have heard that rangers are impressed when you take the time to
      show them
      > how the wide webbing spreads the load and minimizes impact to the
      tree. But
      > rules are rules and you still have to pitch that hammock like a tarp
      tent.
      >
      > 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
      anyway, so
      > nothing is harmed beyond the original development. The trees on the
      other
      > hand are needed to shade that sand.
      >
      > In a back country situation the hammock might win the impact
      contest, but
      > that's if you don't spread a ground cloth under it, and live on that
      like it
      > were a tent.
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of hacktorious
      > Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 2:03 PM
      > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > 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
      > hammocks.
      >
      > 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 hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, amendment2@ wrote:
      > >
      > > Does anyone know of any studies done on tree damage from hammock
      > camping?
      > > Short or long term?
      > > Thanks
      > >
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