Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: HH tree huggers & tree damage--correct links
- Hi Graytatanka,
That's rather what I was thinking--that I needed both wider and longer
I guess I can look at this past trip as a well-documented case that
hammocks, even with tree huggers, can damage trees. It's good to know.
Before I left that camp, I took pictures of the footprints left by my
hammock (marks on trees, but not much visible trampling of ground) and
my husband's tent (flattened grass). I know from a previous trip, that
it can take >4 days before flattend grass will perk back up--depends on
the grass, sunlight, rainfall, etc. Unfortunately, the trees will hold
the hammock scars for the rest of their lives--which are already much
longer than mine. My marks are now added to the machete slices and huge
scars (4-6 feet long, covering as much as half the circumfrence of the
tree) where Taiwan's aborigines removed the bark to roof temporary
gene fields wrote:
> I got away from tree huggers years ago. I use re-cycled seat belts.
> I retrieved seat belts from old wrecks in the junkyard, have a 4" loop sewn into each end I cut out of the car and one loop thru the other and with the buckle as the adjuster, I canhang from up to 30" diameter trees or as small as 6". Attach the hammock to a carabiner and then it to the protruding loop. Never saw damage to a tree in 15 years.
- Cara Lin,
Have you thought about adding a "solid barrier"
between you and the soggy fog?
Perhaps Ed's 10' x 11' Winter Tarp?
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