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Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: How can I hang my hammock indoors?

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  • adrnlnjnky
    Oh but you have to wear a helmet and strap in because we are going to take care of you if something happens. Don t you worry about anything just wear you
    Message 1 of 56 , Jan 29, 2008
      Oh but you have to wear a helmet and strap in because we are going to
      take care of you if something happens. Don't you worry about anything
      just wear you seatbelt and your helmets, do what we tell you and
      everything will be O.K. Just take a sip from this magic bottle and let
      the state take care of you. It's easier that way and your life will be


      Oh and no hanging hammocks in the house, It mars up the walls!!!!

      David Fox wrote:
      > I can agree with your thread as long as I don't have to pay an increased
      > cost to my insurance or hospital to defray the cost of maintaining you
      > in a
      > vegetative state from an accident where you didn't wear a helmet. I agree
      > that it should be the choice of a rational adult to wear or not wear a
      > seat
      > belt, or helmet or rock climb without fall protection. It should be
      > understood that there should be no special or particular care taken in the
      > event that you have an accident. Kind of like an automatic DO NOT
      > order. If we didn't live in a litigious society, there would be a lot of
      > other warnings and laws that we wouldn't have to hassle with. We would all
      > assume that, hey, you pay your money and you take your chances.
      > Period. You
      > are responsible for your own choices, and no one else. Still plenty of
      > work
      > for the lawyers when something injures two separate parties, not
      > related to
      > each other.
      > From: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.com>
      > [mailto:hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.com>]
      > On Behalf Of pure mahem
      > Sent: Friday, January 25, 2008 12:51 AM
      > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: 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.
      > ----- Original Message ----
      > From: Cara Lin Bridgman <caralinb@...
      > <mailto:caralinb%40ms68.hinet.net>
      > <mailto:caralinb%40ms68.hinet.net> >
      > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.com>
      > <mailto:hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.com>
      > 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
      > sidewalks.
      > CL
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    • Arye P. R.
      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
      Message 56 of 56 , Feb 23, 2008
        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@...>
        To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
        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
        > of food at $5 each came from
        > Arye P. Rubenstein

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