Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: How can I hang my hammock indoors?
- I don't know if I would compare it to a car but, maybe you could compare it to a bicycle. When I was growing up it was unseen for anybody except professional racers to be wearing a helmet while riding a bike. Now there are laws requiring kids to where helmets. My experience with bicycles growing up have required no helmet that I could see. But hey I wasn't doing flips and stuff like that. So where is the point where society is going to say you shouldn't hang like that with out a safety harness. To this day if it was legal I would not wear a helmet or a seatbelt. I have had some nasty ATV accidents and can see the need for a helmet but if your old enough to make the decision it should be your choice not a mandate. I recall one accident I had that involved an extreme high speed Tbone crash with another quad and if I had been wearing a helmet the handle bars would have taken my head off or at the very least broken my neck. It's scary when you can see this
happening in slow motion. I guess it's all point of view. Do you where a helmet when you ride a bike? Or do you take the chance that you aren't going to bang your head off a car bumper that day?
Not funny but related to the seatbelt thing. Did you know your states drinking age could be 18 right now and you wouldn't have to wear a seat belt or a helmet? Do you know why it's required in your state? Because your state agreed to pass that as a law in exchange to recieve money for highway maintanence from the federal government. Those laws were a requirement to recieve that funding. Does that sound like the people wanted it? Sounds like some beurocrats wanted it. Why do they have the right to tell you you need to where a seatbelt. If the people really wanted this they would just do it. It should be there freedom of choice not you need to wear it or we're going to give you a ticket. Where do they get off telling someone they have to do this. It should be my choice wether I want to go flying through the windshield in a highspeed crash not theres!
Sorry to get off topic a little bit but it's all point of view giving examples that are similar not the same impact force potentials and such.
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From: Cara Lin Bridgman <caralinb@...>
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2008 12:43:36 AM
Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: How can I hang my hammock indoors?
You are still exaggerating the risks of hanging. If they were as
serious as driving, we wouldn't be letting our kids play in hammocks--at
least, not without licenses, helmets, knee pads, and elbow pads.
There's a good chance of getting killed or having a serious
fender-bender whenever blowing through any intersection with a
light--regardless of traffic level, road condition, driver habits, car
condition, etc. I was not considering busy intersections only. I live
in a country where people routinely consider traffic lights at certain
intersections 'optional' because the traffic there is low and visibility
is good. Even for these intersections, drivers will slow down and look
before driving through! (Since these traffic rules at intersections are
'optional,' drivers also tend to check their rear-view mirrors for
tailgaters before making sudden stops for a red light.)
What's the stats on traffic accidents in the USA--don't most happen
within 2 miles of home?
As for hammocks, I consider the odds of getting killed in a falling
hammocks less than the odds of getting killed by a lightening strike to
my hammock or hammock tree. Hammocks fall more often, but lightening
strikes are more deadly.
Freak accidents, like that Ralph's googled story of the chimney, happen.
How many of you would have thought that chimney safe?
Hammock hanging is NOT a high-risk sport. A reasonable amount of care
and intelligence is all that's required. Accidents happen. That's
life. Making out a risk to be greater than it really is, is no way to
get others interested in using hammocks or to get authorities interested
in accepting hammocks on their grounds (i.e. Florida's band on hammocks).
How many of you make your friends sign liability wavers, or discuss the
risks of hanging, before letting them try out your hammock--or do you
count on your home-owners insurance to cover damages?
If hammocking is dangerous, then I don't understand why people walk on
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- Thanks, wish I was there - than
I guess being in the Midwest (Chicago), that is why we have have both flea markets and swap meets. The famous one here is the Maxwell Street Market which has been around for better than 100 years.
Arye P. Rubenstein
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From: Blake Robert <xflagstaff9@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 11:44:14 AM
Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Superstitions hike anyone???????
I tried living in Ft. Lauderdale-- teaching at Broward
Community College and Florida Atlantic
University-- --but, allergies drove me out.
At that time the Nicaraqua Contra war ended-lots of
supplies ended up on the market. I found a person
selling at the Plantation Flea Market--what is called
a swap meet out west---a pirate's wharf on the Gulf
Coast. He charged $5/#10 can. I bought many cases. I
wish I had bought many more.
Starting to run low exc. on scrambled eggs---so,
recently bought a case of freeze dried cottage cheese.
The instructions say to mix with water at at least 72
degrees F. That wasn't available-so, after using a
steripen I tried mixing with Superstitions creek water
and found the curds just floated. You can eat
dry---sort of a sweet/sour taste. Very light for its
--- "Arye P. R." <aprarye@ameritech. net> wrote:
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> of food at $5 each came from
> Arye P. Rubenstein