[Hammock Camping] Re: How can I hang my hammock indoors?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Cara Lin Bridgman
> You are still exaggerating the risks of hanging. If they were as
> serious as driving, we wouldn't be letting our kids play in
> least, not without licenses, helmets, knee pads, and elbow pads.CL,
You are missing the point I was trying to make with the comparison. I
am sorry that I did not make that point clear enough. Here is the
statement I made:
A lot of people don't understand the physics involved and aren't
interested in learning it. No one has guaranteed it won't work, the
problem is that without knowing a lot of the factors involved it is a
crap-shoot with some serious risks. Maybe the best answer at this
point is to propose a similar question that folks can better
understand the risks involved with so they can draw their own
parallels to the hammock question. How about this: "Will I be okay if
I drive my vehicle without stopping and going no more than 30 mph
through the first traffic light I come to?"
The parallel was intended to be about making a decision without
knowing enough of the particular details, not about the relative
seriousness of a failure between the two or even the relative
probability of failure between the two. Not everyone understands the
physics involved with hanging a hammock between two walls and
appreciate the technical details being discussed. But most everyone
understands the physics involved with driving through an intersection
with a traffic light and understand that some details need to be known
before advising someone to "just do it". The situation you encounter
when you want to drive through an intersection with a traffic light is
not always the same, just as the situation you encounter when you want
to attach a hammock between two walls is not always the same.
My intention was that understanding that there are important details
involved in making a decision about driving through an intersection
with a traffic light might help everyone appreciate why so many
details were being discussed about hanging a hammock between two
walls. Apparently my intentions didn't work out.
- 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
----- Original Message ----
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:
> Can I ask where the dozens of freeze dried #10 cans[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> of food at $5 each came from
> Arye P. Rubenstein