Re: Hammock Camping "Tree-Hugger" Straps...
- Oops, that should have been tow strap, not two strap. Even with
preview I didn't catch it.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "blqysmg"
> I just got back from a camping trip to St Augustine, Fl. We werein
> the most beautiful tropical jungle, surrounded by pine, live oak,and
> tons of ground cover.but "You
> While my wife was setting up the inside of the camper, I was busy
> selecting trees for the hammock. I had my tree-hugger straps out,
> and had the hammock slung over my shoulders when the ranger came by.
> The first thing he said to me was not, "welcome to Florida,"
> are not allowed to attach anything to any of the trees." They havegear.
> effectively banned setting up hammocks.
> I was disappointed, since I'd just found the perfect pair of trees,
> but I wasn't stopped completely. I'd brought bamboo supports with
> me, so I used them instead of the trees. If everyone went to non-
> destructive tree-huggers, they might lift the ban.
> I used to do a lot of caving, and made most of my own climbing
> We used to buy two inch poly webbing that was rated at around 6000would
> lbs breaking strength. (Basically seat belt material) We also
> get three inch webbing every once in a while. We would use it forleg
> loops, which are much more comfortable than two inch loops, andalso
> for tree-huggers.at
> A properly sewn three inch wide, three foot long strap, with loops
> each end would be secure, and incredibly strong. You can also findlbs,
> three inch wide cargo and two strap webbing that's rated 20,000
> with basically no streach at our level of use.
> David Chamness