Originally Posted by cfi on the fly
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.
He said (The Park Ranger), Until that rule was put in place Hammocking was not allowed in State Parks. Now that the Widely Disputed Topic is over it has been settled that it will be allowed with the use of 3 inch Tree Straps.
The Resource Person that was there in the area said that Some parks might overlook the strap size where as many will enforce that rule. It depends on what Ranger you run into or what Administrator stops to check.
That was the vast majority of that topic. There was an interesting topic on Tea and Coffee though.
The Administrator and Ranger were kind enough to let us hang 4 hammocks up with the straps we had. Thus the reason we did not push the topic. I was full of fight over that 3 inch strap BS but kept my mouth shut.
That's the brunt of it, take it for what you can!