When it's windy and rainy, I hang the tarp separately and tie it onto the tree 6-10" below where the hammock is tied to the tree. I crank the ridgeline down as tightly as I think the material can handle, then do the best I can on the sides. I haven't been in a windy enough rain with the JRB to use the extra tie-outs, but I guess it could only help.
I also don't tighten the side guylines so much that the tensioners are fully extended. I leave a bit of elastic in the tensioners so they can absorb the wind deflection.
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