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Hammock use

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Offline nyj

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Hammock use
« on: October 06, 2015, 06:19:29 PM »
Any idea if I will run into trouble using a hammock in the chisos area?

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Re: Hammock use
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2015, 06:28:17 PM »
Any idea if I will run into trouble using a hammock in the chisos area?

Why do you ask?

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Offline nyj

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Re: Hammock use
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2015, 06:40:25 PM »
Because this is a forum?

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Re: Hammock use
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2015, 06:46:44 PM »
I think I remember reading something, somewhere that it was prohibited due to the damage it can cause trees.

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Re: Hammock use
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2015, 06:53:11 PM »
I think I remember reading something, somewhere that it was prohibited due to the damage it can cause trees.

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Bummer. Guess they don't understand that hammocks don't damage trees.

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Re: Hammock use
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2015, 07:16:16 PM »
I think I remember reading something, somewhere that it was prohibited due to the damage it can cause trees.

Bummer. Guess they don't understand that hammocks don't damage trees.
Hammocks don't damage trees, people do.

Yes, if hung properly, hammocks don't harm trees. However, the NPS feels they are a threat and thus only allows them from "non-natural features."

Apparently they don't care for hammocks.
Quote from: Section 2.10
Supporting hammocks, or similar devices, from natural features is prohibited. Associated weight and swinging of hammocks may damage the natural features.
I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume trees are considered natural features. :icon_rolleyes: They put this in for both front country (i.e. campgrounds) and back country.

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Offline Homer Wilson

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Re: Hammock use
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2015, 10:37:23 PM »
I think I remember reading something, somewhere that it was prohibited due to the damage it can cause trees.

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Bummer. Guess they don't understand that hammocks don't damage trees.
A friend of mine used hammocks all the time in the chisos. I'm not going to advise you to use tree straps and be discrete, but will anyone ever know if you do?

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Re: Hammock use
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2015, 06:37:10 AM »
I think I remember reading something, somewhere that it was prohibited due to the damage it can cause trees.

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Bummer. Guess they don't understand that hammocks don't damage trees.
A friend of mine used hammocks all the time in the chisos. I'm not going to advise you to use tree straps and be discrete, but will anyone ever know if you do?
It wouldn't be the first asinine rule I've broken.  And I hardly doubt they'll find out. Just don't post any pics of your hammock here, they're libel to send you a citation.

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Re: Hammock use
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2015, 09:57:52 AM »
Are there plenty of spots to use one?


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Offline Homer Wilson

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Re: Hammock use
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2015, 10:07:01 AM »
Are there plenty of spots to use one?
At the designated sites in the chisos? Oh yeah.
Shoot, my buddy set up his hammock in the middle of the quemada once.

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Re: Hammock use
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2015, 11:38:59 AM »
We plan on doing chisos for a couple of days then heading out to the desert...so I may just bring a tent instead.

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Re: Hammock use
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2015, 01:17:14 PM »


Shoot, my buddy set up his hammock in the middle of the quemada once.

I'll bet that was an interesting engineering solution.



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Offline Homer Wilson

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Re: Hammock use
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2015, 04:55:08 PM »


Shoot, my buddy set up his hammock in the middle of the quemada once.

I'll bet that was an interesting engineering solution.



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Surprisingly not. He wandered pretty far off trail until he found a spot, was set up about eighteen inches of the ground and was surrounded by dense brush on all sides.

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Offline Zopilote

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Re: Hammock use
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2015, 05:43:31 PM »
Hammocks are fine, as long as they are Bear Proof.

 


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