Let me begin this post by saying that I have learned my lesson, and won't do it again.
Also, sorry for no pics, but I think you'll get the idea.
So I've got a Hammock Bliss that I've been using for the last year and have been loving it. Shortly after I got it, I swapped out the stock suspension with a line of paracord (this is the oops part ), overhand-knot loops on either end, one end wrapped around the hammock the other end around two descender rings. I use Harbor Freight tiedown straps for tree huggers.
I've been out at least a dozen times, bringing my hammock on day hikes and overnights, including several nights at Scout camp. My most recent hike included my 11-year-old son; I have one large Tyvek tarp, and the night called for rain so I pitched my hammock over his so that we could both be covered. I went back and forth as to whether to pitch him over me since he's lighter and suspension failure would be less catastrophic, but I also didn't want him waking me up in the middle of the night to help him out of the hammock to relieve himself...
So last week, I take the kids to the park and figure I'd bring my hammock and read while they played. I ended up with a pretty sweet setup from two fenceposts at a bend in the fence. Not 5 minutes into my hang, the paracord at the head end of the hammock popped and I ended up on the ground. I ended up sacrificing my paracord ridgeline and tying a LOOP this time (not just a single line) to hold until I could get some real suspension line. Unfortunately, 5 minutes later, the foot line popped too! I used the rest of the ridgeline to hold me though the rest of the afternoon.
FYI: I'm 6'4" tall and about 200lbs
The next day, I popped over to the climbing shop and pick up some 2000lb climbing line and have replaced the paracord in my suspension.
Let this be a lesson to anyone who thinks, "It can't happen to me." I escaped for a while, but calamity postponed has a habit of catching up.
On a bright note, that last hike was with 3 people I converted to hammocks. The 4th and 5th fellas just asked me yesterday whether or not Hennessy hammocks were okay.