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    why do you fall out of a hammock?

    I have been sleeping in my eno single nest for the last 3 months and for some reason last night I fell out in the middle of the night, I know I toss and turn but usually I wake up to to turn. Is this something that happens to everyone I hate to think what would happen if I was hanging on a steep hill

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    I honestly didn't think it was possible to 'toss & turn' out of a hammock. Are you sure you are not sleep-walking?

    I have (like many on this board) miscalculated my entry procedure and ended up on the floor, but I have never fallen out while in the hammock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rug View Post
    I honestly didn't think it was possible to 'toss & turn' out of a hammock. Are you sure you are not sleep-walking?

    I have (like many on this board) miscalculated my entry procedure and ended up on the floor, but I have never fallen out while in the hammock.
    Got to agree with Rug...don't think I could fall out of my DN if I tried. Bad entry or less than graceful exit sure but not once I'm in...

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    Never have while sleeping but anything is possible. Try a netted hammock or a high walled one like the Wilderness Logics Snipe

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    I have never fallen out. Though the whopie sling wasn;t locked correctly one time and it slipped loose. I landed on the floor on the center support of my stand.
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    As loose as my hammock hangs I can't imagine how I could fall out. That's not to say I haven't missed the hammock and sat in the UQ or had a knot slip and gently placed my arse on the floor. Not to say it can't happen but as hard as it is to get out in the morning,well..............
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    Bad visual of you rolling down a steel hill. Have never fallen out or even come close but you might try loosening the suspension up a bit. Do you sleep on a diagonal? Just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeBait View Post
    Bad visual of you rolling down a steel hill. Have never fallen out or even come close but you might try loosening the suspension up a bit. Do you sleep on a diagonal? Just curious.
    I have fallen out of my hammock once but have never witnessed a 'steel hill' haha, just messing with you. I wasn't sleeping however, never done that. Its possible you were sleepwalking!

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    Was your

    pitch too tight ? Can't imagine falling out if there was enough sag, but anything's possible.

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