Re: [Hammock Camping] Baden Powel - hammocker
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Shane Steinkamp" <shane@t...>
> It's called an Ashanti. Had you read my wonderful and thoroughlycomplete
> page on the subject, you would know this. ;)The first thing it reminded me of was the hammocks officers used
aboard English warships during the Age of Sail. If you've ever
watched the excellent Horatio Hornblower stories on A&E you'll likely
have seen one.
- --- In email@example.com, Dylan Anderson <hum469@y...>
> My pointOr just flat-out tell baldface lies. Yep. It's happened lots of
> though was that the minorities (absinthe, hammocks,
> off roaders) are always the first one banned when the
> would-be prohibitors are aware of their presence, and
> it is only a matter of time with the rate of growth of
> hammock camping before the camping prohibitionists
> start talking about how damaging we all are. And when
> they attack something, junk science is always used.
times before. And you, Bill, Rick and the rest are right there's not
enough scientific data and we need studies. So they'll want to study
it. I'm guessing they'll ban hammocks while they do that.
Prohibition is the default option in government decisionmaking, after
all. And government studies (likes the ones done for the Park
Service) can take years.
I'm hoping that if we approach these people with something workable
we can avoid the prohibition part in the interim.