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    Shelters You Can Hammock In

    I want to get a listing of the shelters that you can hang up in. It has to be a strong shelter - don't want to collapse it. Has to be big enough not to totally disrupt others.

    Please keep it to the listing with details and not diatribes on why we shouldn't be in shelters.
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    Shelters I know I can hang in:

    In Pennsylvania:
    -Tag Run Shelter- must bring your own hanging hooks.

    -Cove Mountain Shelter south of Duncannon. (Thelma Marks) Has a strong center beam down the middle to hang from.

    -New Darlington Shelter south of Cove Mountain. Same design as Tag Run - must bring your own hanging hooks.

    -Peters Mountain - in the right rear corner- hang from the hook I left on the back of the stairs to the right rear corner.

    The above shelters are big enough not to disturb most hikers giving them lots of room so they don't have to tiptoe around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash View Post
    I want to get a listing of the shelters that you can hang up in. It has to be a strong shelter - don't want to collapse it. Has to be big enough not to totally disrupt others.

    Please keep it to the listing with details and not diatribes on why we shouldn't be in shelters.
    i will list the ones i have hammocked in neo

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    Dunno, I have this picture in my mind of shelter mice gnawing on my ropes

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    I haven't in any AT ones. I actually only saw 1 AT shelter. One of the lunch box ones in the smokies.

    I would think that you could hang in most of them. Ask me next fall and I'll list ones I don't think would work.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

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    There are no ground dwellers here so I'll speak for them.....HAMMOCKS DO NOT BELONG IN SHELTERS...JUST AS TENTS DO NOT BELONG THERE.... basically it is selfish to take up the space, inonsiderate of others and in the case of the hammocks, structurally risky to the shelter...

    yea I did it once...Mea Cupla!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post
    There are no ground dwellers here so I'll speak for them.....HAMMOCKS DO NOT BELONG IN SHELTERS...JUST AS TENTS DO NOT BELONG THERE.... basically it is selfish to take up the space, inonsiderate of others and in the case of the hammocks, structurally risky to the shelter
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    Then You've never been in the shelters I listed. They are big enough to hang in without taking up space by laying on the floor.. giving room to others and their packs so I am not being inconsiderate... and the PA shelters are quite structurally sound to hold a hammock.

    HAMMOCKS DO BELONG IN SHELTERS.
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    The new shelters are all coming with bunks. These take up space, are not movable. Hammocks used to be used on ships not just because of the rocking of the ship. They were used because it didnt take up space on the floor.

    I am not talking about the old style shelters that you cant stand up in. The new shelters are huge and can handle the small space that hammocks take. I can hang up and leave my pack on the floor under me which takes up a lot less space than those laying on the floor with their packs taking up space that someone coming in late could use.

    Lumping Hammocks in with tents is comparing apples to oranges.
    Last edited by Crash; 02-03-2007 at 19:53. Reason: add. comment
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    Crash,

    Hate to put it to ya this way.... but there is a world of hostility towards hammockers hanging in shelters...even large new ones... it sets an trend that will extend by the less informed and less skilled hammockers to the inappropriate old shelter...upwards of 700+ pounds of draw force can be extended by a hammock and it will pull out 2x4s and old beams.... You will meet much resistance and bad blood over hanging in shelters.... Even your fellow hammockers will cast desention on you for hanging in shelters.... Don't start the notion that this is OK.... IT IS NOT OK...Hammocks are not welcome in shelters.... You can find plenty on this subject in the WhiteBlaze archives... Again, HAmmocks do not belong in shelters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post
    There are no ground dwellers here so I'll speak for them.....HAMMOCKS DO NOT BELONG IN SHELTERS...JUST AS TENTS DO NOT BELONG THERE.... basically it is selfish to take up the space, inonsiderate of others and in the case of the hammocks, structurally risky to the shelter...

    yea I did it once...Mea Cupla!

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