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Most newbies to the world of hammocks assume that it's going to be an aerial show to get in and out of their hammock. Some will bypass any instructions and hang their hammock low so they can get in and out quickly. This causes two major problems. New hammocks, especially cotton ones will stretch upon use, this may lead to it and you dragging the ground. The second problem is the danger of tripping. If a hammock is not hung high enough sometimes human nature causes people to ignore it thinking they can go over it. To avoid these issues, follow the hanging directions for your Hammock.