Originally Posted by bushcraftbasics
i have plenty of compassion for the environment, proven not only by the number of days that i spend outdoors per year, but also by the numerous donations that i make each year toward fish, wildlife and parks and rec.
it is not my responsilbility to weed out those with no common sense, if someone wants to use amsteel as suspension for their hammocks that is their option, and you should trust that they are capable of making an edjucated decision based on the information that is widely available concerning both sides of the argument...or do you believe that all silverware manufacturers should be resposible for including obesity warnings when selling thier forks?
ill tell you what, if every hammocker worldwide started using piano wire for suspension the damage created would pale in comparison to the torture that our trees suffer every day from idots "playing" outside...
i guess in short, what im trying to say is: let the noobs try things out, have a little faith in the common sense of us hammockers and our ability to make our own decisions, if i can hang for over 10 years without hurting the trees so can you...
Common sense isn't that common otherwise parks wouldn't have sign like "Do not litter" or "Danger, high water levels" or "Please wear life jackets".
Sometimes warnings are a liability issue like "Warning, chocking hazard". You'd hope a parent would realize this but if the warning wasn't there, there could be a lawsuit. Is there a possibilty of you getting sued if someone kills a tree in their backyard?