Many times when I post or read a post there is an assumption on the part of the person replying about what kinds of trees a person is dealing with. When I watch all those hammock YouTube videos, especially those made east of Colorado, they all show these sticks they call "trees" with flat cleared ground between. Also, when I talk about kayaking and "beach front" property, I still get comments that imply I should have plenty of tree options.
So here are some photos of what we in the NW mean by a tree. You can see that 8 ft of camo webbing for a whoopie sling isn't quite enough. And though there is greenery behind the beach - it's a bit dense and inhabited by wolfs. This is what I mean by "tree" and also what I mean when I say there may not be trees when I talk about alternatives (like Hammock as a Bivi Bag). Also, the last photo shows why a GPS is useful when on the water rather than walking a trail.
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