tomsawyer222, you must believe me to be a 'treehugger' and am only upset because they hurt the poor trees. Did your parents not teach you about the word "assumption"? This thread has no opinions from me about the environmental impact of our hobby. My only concern about this product and its usage is how it affects everybody's ability to go out and have this hobby on anything beyond private land. Because when "recreational users" start boring holes in the trees in your State Parks and our National Parks, then don't think for an instant that those 'treehuggers' won't start sending in money to be sure we are not allowed to use evil hammocks in the wilds.
Think what you will about the treehuggers of the world. I have no issue with them, but am not a vocal supporter either. Regardless, the point is moot and has nothing to do with this thread.