You loose me when you say it goes from the tree to the hookthingy. normally, there would be a rope going from the hammock to one side of the rings, the webbing the goes from the tree to the other side. when you get in the hammock, the knot on the rope tightens and causes the webbing to tighten up also.

And no, this is not normal.

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Then the long dangling end of the webbing went through the hookthingy on the hammock and back through the two baby rings.

The two baby rings and the webbing were threaded like a belt so it pulled tight. Hubby make a slipknot above the rings and everything holds fine.

Here's the problem/question:
If we don't put the slipknot, it slides and will drop me on my butt. Is this normal?