Re: single point hoisting systems
- I second the opinion that Maryland offers little in the way of danger
from critters. I've camped in Maryland for about 50 years as well as
Virginia, W. VA, Pennsylvania, and New York, all of which have the
animals that you are worried about. They just don't bother you.
They're more afraid of you than you of them. Bears and coyotes are
not terribly curious about you, so if you take simple precautions:
don't leave food or garbage around, if you see them, it will be at a
distance, and you can count yourself fortunate for having seen such
rare animals in the wild.
I've camped in Yellowstone and Yosemite, and been chased by bears
there. We did stupid stuff, and attracted the bears to us. Take
care of food and garbage, and you'll be safe enough. I can't think
of any pubicized attacks by bears in MD, and the last one in VA was a
long long time ago.
I've seen bears, yes in state parks and coyotes in MD. It's fun to
- another problem w/ the one point hanging hammocks besides the difficulty of entering & exiting, danger of being that much higher, & rain protection, is that i believe you would have squished shoulders by the way the hammock hangs... that's thinking about something like the bat hammock.
i can't imagin that the platform types that rock climbers use, would be something you would want to be backpacking w/. ...tim
C C Wayah <ccwayah@...> wrote:
Search mountain climbing gear shelters, they often hang from the mountains
with one point systems.
> I want to look into SINGLE point hoisting systems that will raise aYahoo! Groups Links
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- That was a fun read - very clever idea.
Just don't forget your pee bottle before you hoist (<<<It is a good
idea if you are camping in Bear country, because you can throw the
rope over the limb and pull yourself up as high as you need to go.>>)
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> Maybe the bat hammock.
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that will raise a hammock above the trail for a safe night rest. Does
anyone have any links or pointers for us? >
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