Re: Baden Powel - hammocker
- I recently found out that a lot of Scout camps (like Philmont) do not
allow hammock camping. I find it strange that the founder of the
movement espoused them, yet we tree hangers are looked down upon.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Rick <ra1@i...> wrote:
> I was going through a list of paintings by Baden Powel, founder of
> Scouts. I found this image which he called My House in the Woods.
> It should look familiar to every hammock camper.
> I wonder why this image has not made it into the list of hammock
> histories I have read?
> It looks like it is a spreader hammock, perhaps even a modified cot?
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
- --- 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.