Originally Posted by Hoot
Was not sure where to put this so I just stuck it here. MODS Feel free to move if needed.
RadioHead and I packed up rolled to a State Park for an over night run.
We were met by a friendly Park Ranger who informed us that MISSOURI (Not Federal National Forests) Has now placed a rule in effect around March of 2012 that says Hammocks are allowed for camping in MO State Parks however they must have 3 inch tree straps.
Yes, 3 Inch wide straps. I would like to see the toggles used for whoopies on 3 in webbing LOL.
My Solution to this if heading for a MO State Parks Camp Ground will be a 3 inch wide piece of webbing around the tree part where my strap will ride. He did not seem to blink an eye much at our 1 inch straps however mentioned that some park rangers and administrators won't be so friendly on the topic.
I guess the whole hammocks in state parks was a widely disputed topic at first so the rules are going to be enforced.
On a brighter note we had a nice warm night in the 21 Degree weather.
Just curious, what did he say to make you think it was such a widely disputed topic?
3 inch tree straps? Has anyone done any research or seen evidence that 3 inches is going to be any better for trees over 1inch. Id agree that straps are not totally harmless to trees but the damage I have seen to bark would be the same regardless of the width of strap.