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    Hammock hanging orientation

    I was wondering if there is any rule in the orientation you hang your hammock during bad weather condition or heavy wind. I have a Clark North American with XL Fly.

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    You want the tarp ends protected from windblown rain/snow...usually that means hanging the tarp broadside to the wind. This also protects it from cold wind in the winter, even if there's no precipitation.
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    With my clark I'll try to hang it so the foot end is into the wind. I do that because I can totally seal up that end and divert the wind around the hammock. I've got guy lines hanging from that end that I'll criss-cross and stake down. I do have to be very careful with how the hammock is hanging though as I don't want it so low that the tarp isn't protecting the bottom foot end from rain being blown in. One thing I don't want is rain being blown in from the head end. I like to "try" to have that end stay open. I've had to close it down a few times, sometimes I can get by with half way open. The middle guy lines will be staked out as far as I can get them. I don't like to be broad side the wind as it causes the tarp to be right on top of me and I've found with my Clark tarp that broad side wind/rain will get the bottom of my hammock wet. Most times, I only have a little bit of choice when setting up my hammock due to where the trees are. Practice helps. Especially practice in heavy rain.

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    Thx Jeff, had a look at your website...Awesome !!! Lots of info...

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    Thx Tina, we got some nasty rain coming the next few days here in Belgium. So I will be practicing a lot !!! ;-)

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