[QUOTE=BillyBob58;913374]Hence BB58's hammock/tarp rule #2: when ever possible
, tie to a tree, branch or root! I have also had stakes ripped out in a storm![/QUOTE
Yup, but no branches or roots there...I was on the lee side of my house and it was just a strange gust that whipped around there.
Originally Posted by Brute1100
What also helps, get some logs and lay them in front of the stake, where they lay on the rope... It helps in crummy dirt and high winds...
Or just invest in some heavy duty stakes for the house...
That's a great idea. I had one line wrapped around of the base of a concrete bird bath which was laying down and the wind kept picking it up and moving it around, which tells you how windy it was...
Originally Posted by dangerous
Man, thats a bummer to hear about your tarp. I had one of my self tensioning guylines slingshot a stake my at the time brand new BMJ tarp. Put a nice clean hole right through it. I hope the repairs go well, and now you have some valuable experience to pass onto to newbie hangers.
Aww yah, it's a bummer but I think if my repair goes well it will add character