I don't know how many others here are campers, and of those, how many camp in a hammock in lieu of a tent. I've hammock camped for a few years now, several times a year with Boy Scouts. This is a very sad story from here in Atlanta. A group was celebrating a birthday and camping at Red Top Mountain State Park just north of Atlanta this weekend. On Friday night, 5/19/17, the 15 (or 16) year old girl was sleeping in her hammock around 11:30pm when one of the trees that she was hanging from snapped & fell onto her. She passed away on Sunday 5/21/17 from her injuries. I don't know more details, but I would assume that she was hanging from a dead tree. I don't know if it snapped vertically from the trunk or a higher limb fell. Hammocks can exert a tremendous load on the tree or post that you are hanging from. http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/cobb...dent/524985350 http://www.ajc.com/news/local/high-s...QR6srTmteGG3H/ Be safe while hanging/ camping out there!!