I think most of us view the trees we attach to as immovable objects. The truth of the matter is that that's just not true!
I have cautioned folks on more than one occasion to be careful of hanging at more than about 30°, not because the suspension may fail, but why tempt mother nature (as the old margarine commercial used to say).
The main thing here is that I'm glad you are safe!
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Hi, my name is Andy and I too am an idiot. I haven't had a tree fall yet but that doesn't change the fact......
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Glad you are un-scathed! Best way to learn to truly eye-ball those trees pre-hang.
I look for ones that may get hung up on other trees.
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Thanks for the warning. I am sure I am capable of just the same and in fact am heading out in minutes for my first hammock camping trip. I appreciate your honesty sharing your experience, and I for one intend to benefit from the experience you gained.
I'm surprised I haven't done this myself. Blind in one eye, no depth perception, and a tendency to hike at night. Thanks for the reminder to keep my blind butt safe.
There was an Old Man with a owl,
Who continued to bother and howl;
He sat on a rail, And imbibed bitter ale,
Which refreshed that Old Man and his owl.WOO
glad you're ok.