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    When will the stretching end?

    Ive been in my HH Desert Rat for several nights (at most, 2 consecutive nights).

    Still, every time I lay down for a while, then get out, I see that its hanging lower than what I hung.

    1. Is this normal stretching?
    2. When will it end?
    3. Any advice about this?
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    1. Yes

    2. I am not sure. I always have to tighten my HH after climbing in after a new hang. This after ~20-30 nights.

    3. None that I know of, except to tighten it up.

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    it probably has nylon straps, which stretch alot and always will. try the 1" polyester camo webbing from www.owfinc.com

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    Im using the straps that were sent with the HH. Any ideas as to what they are made of?
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    Nylon, and they will stretch every time you hang

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    Now that is just not encouraging...

    However, in my attempt at the ring buckle system (which I chose not to do) I did purchase the webbing ratchet buckles. Will this work if I make tree huggers out of them?
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    The web site says the ropes are polyester, though the tree huggers are nylon:
    http://www.hennessyhammock.com/specs-desertrat.html

    Suspension system: 10' long 1600 lb. test desert tan polyester rope - 42" long x 2" wide desert tan nylon webbing strapsHammock dimensions: 9' x 4'

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    Is your knot slipping?

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    Due to the nature of the arrangement, even small length changes can have big sag/height effects. So even knots tightening can cause some sag.

    Nylon is stretchy like an elastic. It'll always stretch.

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    I doubt the "knot" is slipping. I use the standard Hennessy lashing as described elsewhere on this site... I think its either the bottom fabric, the tree huggers or the rope... just not sure which one it is.
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