Well, I have been trying to convert my Dad and brother into grand hammockters and their first trip was this weekend, friday night. We have had some pretty rough storms lately (really bad wind) and it is suppose to rain all day today. It is only a 30% chance tomorrow and that is only for like 3 hours. I will have my equipment but I hate to take them out after telling them about all the great times you can have in a hammock and then for them to get soaked and be miserable all weekend. I know I would probably stay dry and and have told them to bring a wally world tarp just in case but hey there it is. What would you do. We will be backpacking for a few miles and then camping primitive style. I will probably go I just hate going by myself.