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    I'd fold up like a borito in my Clark and sleep like a baby.

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    +1 to what the others have said, find a sheltered area using the terrain to your advantage if possible, pitch your tarp securely. Make sure your guylines are solid, add rocks on top of your stakes if there is any question. Then kick back and enjoy the show. Some of the most amazing and distinct memory's I have backpacking in my teens is if an incredible lightning storm in the Sawtooths. The basin we were in would echo the thunder around the mountains above us over and over and over again. A little hair raising with lightning all around us but what a show.
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    One thing I love about the Superfly is you can get that thing right to the ground and close it up nice and cozy. Tested it in my backyard with some high winds and it was great! I couldn't imagine using a tarp without doors anymore. The extra weight of the doors is a non-concern in my book when it comes to the ability to close up your shelter

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    Hunker down......plan an exit strategy if really needed......enjoy the show))))
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    First thing I'd do is make sure I'm safe from dead trees and branches and on the lee side of a hill (if possible). The type of storm you describe is usually short and intense, so rather than setup my hammock I'd put on my foulies and hunker down until it passed. Since lightning is involved, I'd try to crouch with feet close together atop a low rock or stump to minimize injury from ground current if a strike hits nearby.
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    I'm completely confused by this entire subject...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigdave@bigdavemason.com View Post
    I'm completely confused by this entire subject...
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    What are you talking about? It rained here last week and it lasted for a good five minutes.

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    Second that!


    Hang low dude. That wind will suck all the heat from your UQ. I speak from experience.

    I try to pick an area next to some thick brush to help with blocking wind.

    Then you climb on in your hammock and enjoy the storm.

    Nice, dry and comfy.
    Last edited by gijoe228; 09-28-2011 at 19:14.

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    The only thing to keep in mind about hanging low is to hand high enough to keep your hammock and under insulation of choice still well above the ground. That way while the storm rolls though and the groundlings are trying to keep water from seeping into their tent you can be watching it flow under your hammock(should it get that bad) high and dry.

    Not a batten down the hatches storm but during last years ID Hang we had a day of steady drizzle, that would have been a pain to be in a tent though. All of the ground that looked level actually had nice little low spots.

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    It appears as if most people agree ... hammockers hang low.
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