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    Wind Problems with a HH

    Help!!!! I have a HH expedition asym classic with rainfly. I built a bamboo tripod hammock stand because I am going to a paddlefest at Port Aransas this coming weekend and will be camping on the beach. Last night I was testing out the new stand and a big storm blew through. Everything held up nicely except for my rainfly. The wind blew it into my hammock. I bailed before the rain came because I knew I would break the seal and get soaking wet if I stayed. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix the problem with what I have. I don't have time to buy a superfly or anything. I do have some regular tarps that are like 10X10. Thanks for any commments or suggestions.

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    Everything being equal (set-up, wind conditions, etc...) a larger tarp acts like a larger sail - catches more wind. Based upon your information, I assume the tarp was not in "batten down the hatches" mode. With severe wind you need to keep the tarp "tight to the hammock" to minimize the sail effect.

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    With your parameters I would be thinking about pitching a second tarp as a wind break. Preferably so the wind hit a slanting surface. This also gives you a shelter when out of the hammock. Too many variables to get more specific but a lot of examples of how to pitch a tarp if you look around. You do need to keep things tight and cozy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roche View Post
    Everything being equal (set-up, wind conditions, etc...) a larger tarp acts like a larger sail - catches more wind. Based upon your information, I assume the tarp was not in "batten down the hatches" mode. With severe wind you need to keep the tarp "tight to the hammock" to minimize the sail effect.
    I think that was my problem.....I didn't have my hammock tied tightly to the rainfly. The rainfly was tied down to the ground and pretty tight. I started out the evening with the tarp up on a stick of bamboo. When the wind came, I removed the stick and tied the rainfly down to the ground and cynched it up tightly. Hopefully there won't be any high winds on the beach. Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fauxpat65 View Post
    I think that was my problem.....I didn't have my hammock tied tightly to the rainfly. The rainfly was tied down to the ground and pretty tight. I started out the evening with the tarp up on a stick of bamboo. When the wind came, I removed the stick and tied the rainfly down to the ground and cynched it up tightly. Hopefully there won't be any high winds on the beach. Thanks for the help.
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