It's not the fall im scared of, it's the sudden stop at the end!!!
Only hang as high as your willing to fall- H.F. member
One scout trip we had boys hanging Skipper/Gilligan style under 1 tarp. I saw somewhere on these forums a technique for hanging two hammocks side by side from two trees. If you then stack 'em. Thats four taken care of. Then if you use two person hammocks, that takes care of eight. Counting you and your wife, and five kids you could bring a friend. All under one tarp.
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Hammocks * Scouts * Kites
Awesome to think you will have to have 7 hammocks now......and here i was in a panic because i will need 5.