Originally Posted by Cannibal
How big/small are the trees you're attaching to?
I've literally been 'bounced' in my hammock during a wind gust. The head-end was tied to a small, but leafy tree. The tree was prone to swaying in the wind which was nice in a light breeze, but frightening in a strong wind.
As for the tarp flapping, is the XL cat cut? I don't think it is, but I could easily be wrong. Tarps with a straight edge are difficult to get, and keep, pitched tight along the edges. A little flap is pretty normal. If they are cat cut, then you might try using tensioners on your ground tie-outs to keep the tarp nice and tight overnight.
No it's not cat cut, definitely think that would help...I was tied to a nice big tree on one end and a post that I made a while back, do to lack of a tree. I was also on top of a hill kinda, which made the wind seem a lot stronger. does it have to be cat cut for these tensioners to work? Am I thinking of the right little things? They are little rubber things? I saw them at the last hang.
Originally Posted by gunn parker
Do you have any photos of your setup?
No, i should have taken pictures. It took me like half hour just to get the tarp on, kept blowing around...at least it wasnt raining.