I got into hammocks last year as a new way to sleep while out camping. It has been fun learning about everything and trying out new set ups in the backyard. Shortly after I joined this forum, I found myself out of a job (coincidence I think) and I decided to take a very extensive trip to my favourite spot outside the city. I planned on staying there for 6 months as there are deer and small mammals to roast over an open fire.
As noted in a previous thread, I was looking for a way to hammock stealthily. Turns out I should have listened to the folks about a harness.
Around my 4th month, I moved my stuff around (I changed sites biweekly) and noticed a perfect hang spot. This was higher than I had been previously, but it was too perfect to pass up. The view was phenomenal and the surrounding tree cover provided protection from the elements. I went to bed and slept like a baby.
I woke up 2 months later. I don't know how, but I ended up falling from my hammock and into a coma. I was lucky to survive, but had some broken bones. I will definitely use a harness next time I go high hanging (next weekend before it gets cold) and I suggest you all do the same if you find yourselves amongst the tree tops!