I have no idea about things that we can do and have no impact at all to the environment. Anything we have been done as well as what we’ll be done are possible to make the changes to the nature either in positive or the negative impact. Including when we are in a travel. The more people are getting out and enjoying the nature, there more it will get impacts from all of us.
As most of us are keep on dreaming and trying to make a better world, then we have to think about the steps or ways to minimize and reduce the negative impacts that our environment gets.
Thinking about that, hammock camping can be one of the great example to enjoy the travel and will only leaves the minimum and small impacts to the visited spots.
As a shelter, hammock is only one among some of the appropriate sleeping systems at the outdoors. Since long ago, we have been introduced with the use of tent and also the swamp bed when we are camping for sometime.
But to be honest, both of the shelters will be altering the natural environment. In the other hands, we have to leave the smaller footprint or trace so the existing natural’s life, the plants and the animals, the soils, etc aren’t being harmed.
That’s why, I am suggesting you to experience the hammock camping as it will only gives the minimum impacts to the environment and apparently has been the best sleeping system and shelter so far.
1. Try not to use the rope when hammock camping, use the tree friendly straps instead
There are actually the rope that made of the nylon or the polyester which is also the main material for the hammock camping straps as the combination of the tree-friendly properties with higher durability and will also load more of your items.
The most important thing you have to remember is that the straps are well designed so the surfaces aren’t rough. Far different with most of the whatever kind of the ropes that can be a little rough. So that, the straps will allowing us to enjoy the relaxing hang without worrying too much about the trees that are used as the stands.
The straps can even still be installed on any kind of sturdy objects and slippery surfaces. Another one advantage when using the straps is that, they are adjustable so there will be big chance that your hammock along with all the loaded stuffs won’t damage the bark.
Even the plastic cables could harm the trees, but using the straps when you are hammock camping can minimize the negative impacts that will still make the trees to growing up.
2. Finds established campsite for hammocking
One thing you have to keep in your mind is that you have to find the campsite for your hammock and do not try to makes one. I know that this advice sounds like it won’t really be applied at the wildlife, but if you are thinking about to brings the hammock and enjoy the short camping at the public park or else, then you’d better ensure that the site is has been permitted for that.
Doing this, you are actually contributing to keep the good act for the protected area as well as protecting the trees. But when you are doing it the otherwise, then you have add one or some negative impacts to the nature.
So that, never underestimates this point so many of us can still reduce and even avoid to makes the bad footprint for our neighborhood.
3. You will only leave your own footprints
Staying awhile for one or two days when hammock camping can make you produce some wastes. Even for about hours, you may do that. And I am sure that there will be the plastic wastes among that times.
So that, when you are re-packing your stuff and ready to go back at home, make sure that you are also cleaning up all the area you have been used.
Never thrown away the wastes that hard to be decomposed since there might won’t be any people will know about that but you.
And by the way, that’s all your wastes, so, never leave them all in the open nature because that will be the bad moves you can give to the environment.
So that, double check everything right before leave your hammock camping area.