Today, I got my new Warbonnet Backbird hammock in the mail. I was so excited to try it out, that I used cheap carabiners for the rigging because I couldn't find any others. Guess what? Boundless enthusiasm alone will not keep you aloft like in Mary Poppins.
But I also learned that if your hammock rigging does slip and cause you to fall to the ground, it's not a big deal. Startling, but not painful. I will have to remember to not be afraid to fall.