Make a cup of coffee and wing it! If you get a little wet. You'll dry. If you get a little cold. Hike it off.
I ran into this problem last time it stormed a good bit. If the ground is hard, hang high. Water will bounce right off it and on to your gear, hammock, UQ, etc. Especially if your tarp is pitched steep.
I try to get on the lee side of a hill, Hang across the wind (Usually N / S orientation) & go to sleep.
My "Problem": Thunder goes "Ka-Boom" I usually hear "Ka" Sometimes "KA-B" then I'm unconcious. If it rains hard for any time before the thunder arrives, I don't hear any thunder.
So far Ive been set up in about 20 - 30 (what I would call) serious T-Storms, slept through most of em. Woke up dry & well rested every time, except for the time I set up over a shallow depression, my feet got wet a few time during the night.
When you have a backpack on, no matter where you are, you’re home.
PAIN is INEVITABLE. MISERY is OPTIONAL.
Sat nite,,and sunday,,rained 3 inches,,one of the fronts had 60mph headwinds,,oldman winter tarp in the open yard,,staked down with gutter nails (7") and nothing on them,,held like a dream,,I slept thru the rest of the storm,,the lightening, the banging and rain and wind like a baby,,totally enclosed,,,awesome! going to the mountains of the Smokies in the morning at 3am and hoping like hell at 5300 ft we get a rain. we can handle anything mother nature throws at us from the gear we have gotten from our great cottage guys...AHE, WB..WL...OES...the whoopies and glow wire will hold about anything she can throw at us and we are geared!