Hammocks in parks (was Baden Powel - hammocker)
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Scot Leibacher" <scot-
> I don't know about other states and the National Parks, but theState Parks in Indiana
> prohibit ANYTHING tied to trees for fear of damage...I recently called Sequoia and King's Canyon National Park to see if I
could use hammocks there. The Rangers said that if I didn't damage
the trees, it's ok since people tie up tarps and such.
Sounds like it may not be a NPS policy...they might leave it up to the
individual parks to decide.
- --- 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.