So, I think I've surpassed the amateur hammocking phase and progressed into intermediate or even lightly seasoned, or so I thought. I went camping last night with my uncle and cousin and we were setting up our hammocks / tents fairly close to dark so we were a little rushed in getting everything ready to go before it got completely dark. All was going fairly well, about 11:00 p.m we were getting ready to hit the hay, got my pad adjusted, hopped in, slithered into my sleeping bag, and had to remove the pad in the middle of the night because I was sweating. Other than removing the pad, I slept great. 7:00 a.m. wakes me up as my hammock is vibrating ridiculously and then all of the sudden, BAM, I hit the ground. Turns out the tree I tied my hammock to was dead and it uprooted. I'm just glad it 1.) Was a small tree 2.) Got caught on another tree and didn't fall on me and 3.) held until 7 a.m. so that I was well rested.
I'll certainly be farrrrrrr more careful from now on. haha