Thanks a bunch, Pan !
I'll give it a try.
This trip offered no choices for setting up, so I am sure that was a major part of the problem (which I didn't even think to factor in until I read your post)
I was just thinking this morning.... I wonder if part of my problem is also that I am so SHORT, and usually have to set up my hammock pretty low- and the tarp follows, which causes me to have to stake out the sides a bit wider than should be.
Maybe I should pack a step ladder, lol
I was VERY grateful to have a Weather Shield set- GREAT gear !!!