Originally Posted by NCPatrick
Great to hear. I hope they are still following the LNT way in the woods with the hammocks.
This from our Digital Eagle in Alabama.
HAMMOCK POLICY - The GAC Forestry Management Committee has adopted a new policy for hammock use at GAC camps. This policy can be used as a "Best Practices" teaching opportunity for both youth and adults.
* Selects trees with "tough" bark such as oak, hickory or pine over trees with "thin" bark such as maple or dogwood
* Securing the hammock must be temporary. No nails, eye bolts, screws, etc. put in trees at any time.
* 1 1/2 "-2" tension straps are approved and recommended over rope.
* Secure hammocks to trees 8" in diameter or larger.
Note the Digital Eagle is the news letter the district sends out.