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If you have two fixed points to hang your hammock bed from, such as posts or trees, you may find that the rope or chain you have isn't quite long enough to reach one point or the other. If this is the case, you can use an extension rope or chain to bridge the gap. Remember the tipping hazard associated with long extension ropes or chains. Don't extend farther than approximately 18 inches on each end. When you extend, also remember that you will increase the 'sag' factor of your hammock, you'll most likely have to do some extra experimentation to get the height adjusted properly.