We had some pretty good gusts come through Friday night. As with the other suggestions, I will add site selection. Even a short row of evergreens can block a heck of a lot of wind. The leeward side of a hill can be helpful. If near water, move into the forest more, especially stay away from peninsulas or points which are perpendicular to the wind. I found a giant boulder to hang on the leeward side of for Friday night. Without it, I would have had to use some of the already stated ideas.
So . . . I guess it is good to be like a BOY SCOUT and be prepaired . . .
. . . but . . .
. . . a tent . . .
Brother . . . can ya spare me the heart-ache . . . a tent . . .
I guess a country boy sometimes just hav'ta
sleep on a nail bed in the penthouse . . .
If you set up your hammock low to the ground and then pitch your tarp low and flat, that might help as well. Less exposed surface area = less damage the wind can do...
Here in Oregon we get some nasty wind on the coast. I've tested in some pretty severe conditions (Upward of 40mph). I have found a few things that work really well.
1. Hang your hammock so that it is is only a few inches off the ground when you are in
2. Pitch the tarp at a very shallow angle.
3. Pitch so that the edges of your tarp touch the ground (No space)
4. Use a ridge line. Also tie the ridge line as tight as you can.
5. If you are able put some ground debri along the base of your tarp to hold it down.
It may seem like common sense but I've hung with a lot of people and it isn't often for some reason that people remember to that the lower to the ground your setup the less air it will catch.
But seriously, did you have any shockcord attached to the tarp to help take the stress off the stake and the tarp? This probably would have prevented that. I keep it attached to my tarp and reattach my line to it, if the wind kicks up.
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