Even if i say pretty please?
While the rules within public lands are at times sketchy and not to our liking, you have to admit that without the foresight of public lands, most of us would have nowhere to camp. I am glad that we have these places, no matter how bureaucratic and silly some of the laws are. If you want to risk stealth camping, that is your choice, but I think that this thread was to assist the people that respect the law and do not want to get in trouble.
This thread reeks of the sheepish slave mentality most people have nowadays. It's either slaves slapping other slaves down for not submitting to the tyrants or slaves trying to find out how to submit. I don't blame you, the state is willing to fine you for victimless crimes, arrest you if you don't pay the fine and kill you if you resist being kidnapped and caged for not paying the fine.
I respect the natural law, not the man made law.
Last edited by ikemouser; 07-05-2013 at 11:44.
This tangent has absolutely nothing to do with the original purpose of this thread. Knock off the chest-beating attitudes and get back to the topic please.
“I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt.” - Cormac McCarthy
I think Mr. Thames, of California SP really did not understand what is being asked. It seems Mr. Thames is addressing the Saturday afternoon, lounging in the back yard, knotted cord sort of hammock. A lot of us have seen these types of units affixed to trees with rope or even screwed in eyes. It is completely understandable why the CSP system would not want those. The answer cites several sections of regulations which are inapplcable to the issue presented. This highlights the lack of understanding that many in park management have regarding the hammock camping issue. But a system as large as that in California is going to tend toward a more restrictive interpretation just because they see so many instances of inappropriate park usage.
The road to success is always under construction.
Jcavenagh I think you may have been right n your assessment. They still don't understand that some of us crazy people have special set-ups designed to actually sleep in comfort.
I may be dumb, but at least I'm ugly!
I've done so much, with so little, for so long, now I can do anything with nothing.
It's not peer pressure, it's just your turn.
While we do not have the word in from the head honcho, we have had no problems with hammock camping in Alabama. I know for a fact that it is OK at DeSoto State Park and Guntersville State Park, and I have camped without asking in other parks with no issues. The word that I got from those superintendents is to call and ask each park before you visit for now. We are working with DSP to have hammock making/camping classes there again in the fall and we hope the other Alabama State Parks will join in. Hopefully I can provide an official word when we get one in. As it stands, there is nothing PREVENTING the use of hammocks, but there is no OFFICIAL word involving hammocks specifically.
I have gratefully read the totality of this thread and subscribed. Thanks to the organizers and contributors. I will commit to learn more and positively represent hangers so as to convince WA tO embrace the properly hung camping hammock.
Last edited by Mumbles; 07-06-2013 at 15:12.
I will be in the Adirondacks next week with my Brother and his son car camping at a "tent" site only State run campground. I will bring two 18"x4" strips of foam I cut from a floor mat used to protect floors in a gym. I plan to double wrap my webbing over these and am hoping that any DEC Rangers that come by will see I have made a 100% effort to leave no trace or cause the trees any harm. As I write this I also think it is a good idea to bring extra and donate a stack of pre-cut pieces to the front desk folks at the campsite office. I will too, have a tent and all the fix'ns in my car, just in case though.
I think I'll get this back on track. What's up with New York? There does not seem to be an answer. Is the jury still out on that or are they afraid to give an answer? Are they waiting for Albany? That could take forever so I'll just take out the trusty tree huggers and hang away.