I, as of yet, have less than 5 nights under the stars in my hammock. I probably have 5x that amount of time just hanging out in the hammock in the back yard. What would you do under the following scenario:
You are hiking and planning to hammock camp. As you reach your first campsite after a 4 hour hike you notice off in the distance a wall of black. In this black wall you can see lightening strikes. You figure you have an hour and a half to make camp before the storm and the deluge. As the storm approaches the wind becomes uncomfortably violent.
How do you pitch your hammock? Low with the tarp edges on the ground? High with ample room under the edge of the tarp? If you have tie outs in the field of the tarp fabric do you use them? What are the best strategies for keeping you and your gear wholly intact? Is it better to be low profile and hugging the ground or elevated where the wind can spill over and around you?