Which one you need to install first, the hammock or its canopy? It might be a simple question for some people. However, the answer from this question will determine the comfort of your hammock. When you go for camping, you need to install your hammock before its canopy. Once the hammock is installed, determining ideal height for the canopy will be easier. The distance between hammock and canopy should be more than the length between your head and your hips. Therefore, it allows you to sit on the hammock without making your head touch its canopy. Some people install the canopy close to hammock for extra protection. You can also use this alternative installation method as well.