[Hammock Camping] Re: Baden Powel - hammocker
- Because once you quit basing decisions on reality, it makes it even
easier to ban something. If you accept the spurious proposition that
all hammock ropes are harmful to all trees, then you are just that much
closer to accepting that all hammocks with straps are harmful to all
trees. It's best to keep a grasp on reality and logic for as long as
Bill in Houston
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "dlfrost_1" <dlfrost@a...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "Bill in Houston"
> <zippydooda@y...> wrote:
> > I think that the straps may have become a red herring, and may
> Better to require straps and ban ropes than to have a few idiots ruin
> We're already in an uphill struggle to get hammocking accepted on
> Govt. regulated lands. Why make it harder?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.