Originally Posted by Just Jeff
I thought I was pretty clear that stoves were off topic for this site. It's not a hiking site, it's a hammocking site.
Gear that's directly related to hammocks, to using hammocks, or that directly affects how you use your hammock is on topic. Anything else is not. Thus, asking what trekking pole works for setting up a hammock on the ground is still primarily about hammocks.
If you want to say "I used an alcohol stove to heat a water bottle to stay warm in my hammock," that's fine. If someone follows up that post with "What kind of stove did you use and how long did it take the water to boil?" then that should go to a PM.
A good natured jab here and there is fine, even if it's a bit off topic...as long as the thread remains primarily about hammocks. I don't want to be a stickler about every single post...that's too stuffy for most of us...but it's the intent
to keep the forum on topic that I care about.
If you're still unclear about what's appropriate, please PM me instead of shooting random "It's not fair!" comments into the other threads.
Now can't we all just get along?
And if you're still pissy then I'll buy the
beer at the next campout.
I'll bring a big mug because I have to admit I'm still feeling a wee bit prissy right about now. So let me see if I have this straight.....in essence you can stray off topic as long as you are creative and relate it directly back to hammocking. That should be fun!
I guess I can't quite understand why this post about stoves has been singled out when thread topics such as...."coffee table book idea"....."poison ivy vs stealth camping"....or "great weather site" are deemed appropriate. I didn't bother looking back further than the initial page.
This is your site Jeff so I guess that makes you the boss. I'll try to stay within the (in my opinion) somewhat foggy parameters of posting. If I stray too far in the future feel free to use your power to yank my post and send it off to the nether-lands of cyberspace.
I appreciate the hard work you've put into creating this site and I will continue to visit it albeit with a somewhat more cautious eye.
Happiest of hanging, Miguel