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    Ridge line suspension

    Hi all. I have been using a hammock, a Clark Jungle 4 Season, for about a year now and am having a problem. The problem is that I'm a big guy, 6' at about 285 lbs, and when I sleep in my hammock it winds up dragging on the ground by morning. I have been using the tree straps that came with it, I also swapped out the poly ropes for some cord I got from REI. I am considering going to a ridge line suspension with the hammock tied to it using prusik knots. I am hoping that this will solve my problem of waking up with my butt on the ground. Has anyone had a similar problem and if so, what did you do to solve it? I may even go back to using the poly ropes that came with the hammock. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated as I am hoping to do a fall camping trip in October. Like camping in the cold.
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    It sounds like you are using nylon tree straps. Get a pair of polyester tree straps and you won't have the stretch issues anymore.
    I would also go ahead and pick up a ridgeline, it will allow you to get the right amount of sag every time.
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    The ropes from REI are almost guaranteed to be nylon. Nylon rope will stretch over and over again. Polyester is a much better choice. Simply switching back to the original suspension ropes will cure your troubles.
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    Where would I get the poly tree straps?

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    All of us vendors that participate on the forums offer high quality polyester tree straps made just for hammocks.
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    Thanks, going to look into the AHE poly straps.

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