Grabbed a couple of hours Friday to hike some unexplored local woods, and took along my day-hammock and my new Imusa cook kit that I'm toying with. Set up "camp" at this cool spot:
Wind was only about 5mph, but steady enough that I made a little windbreak around my cook pot & stove. I carry a piece of ripstop with me that's about 16" high x maybe 30" long. A few slots cut at each end allow for a couple of sticks stuck in the ground to keep it in place. Here it is set up around my cat stove, which doesn't do well if the flame gets blown around.
Here it is with my mini woodburner. (In this new cook kit I carry both UL alcohol & woodburning stoves, so I had to test `em both!)
Anyhow, the windbreak worked great, but when I finally settled into the hammock after eating, there was almost too much wind to be comfortable in this little single-layer "play hammock." I got to wondering . . . . Why couldn't I use a larger version of my cooking windbreak to guard a hammock?!? Maybe just large enough to deflect some of the breeze or gusts, just enough to keep it from howling thru a tarp without doors. Kinda like tarp beaks that are detached and can be moved wherever needed? I know this wouldn't work in storm conditions, I'm just thinking normal breezy days or nights. Has this been done before???