sometimes my 2 anchoring points are too close and it is not worth to search for a better one (several motives, for example, not to loose a good spot near the campfire on a cold day)
i this situations, the hammock looks like a chair and since the hammock is longer than the distance between the trees trunks, i end in wrappiing the hammock fabric itself around the trunk, like a rope.
i know its not a good thing but sometimes it happens
and when it happens in a rainy day, its the horror.. the rain fall dow along the tree trunk til my hammock fabric.. and then its get soaked (it is made of cotton).. atracting more and more water and redirecting it directly to inside of my hammock that becomes all soaked.. a real pain when it is dark and you dont want to search for another spot in the woods under the rain.
so, i use to bring a cheap square plastic tarp and some rubber bands and when i think it will rain, i wrap this tarp all around each tree log, just above my anchoring point, apllying the rubber bands to get it steady.
then i make the same thing in the other trunk and try to sleep the rest of the night below this shelter
it works.. but the plastic tarp is too heavy, its not durable, the setup is ugly, it is slow to get it done and i thinks it maybe not the best solution abroad.
so, i came here to ask if anyone know a better way to deal with this kind of problem.
i plan to substitute my plastic tarp for a 70d silnylon one
but i cant immagine a better way to stop the water running down the trunk from reach my hammock fabric wrapped around the trunk.
can anyone help with some idea or picture?
it is not a commom situation
but it happens and is a very difficult to deal off.
as always, thanks a lot!