After having successfully made the galvanized steel hammock stand Sunday, I
set up my Hammock Bliss parachute cloth hammock yesterday, and the McCat
Deluxe tarp. I had fiddled around and had the hammock much lower to the
ground than I usually like, about 3 inches butt clearance with me in it. The
stand is 6 feet tall. I draped the McCat over it, and made it inside just in
time to keep from getting drenched by rain. This was a torrential downpour,
with blowing rain. The only dampness I got was a little bit of blow off from
the drip from the tarp, but that was only because I was so low. I was
looking up at the edges of the tarp. There was no blowing noise, and when
there was a lull in the action, I got up and raised the hammock about 6
inches. Under these circumstances, I got no moisture at all. I LOVED being
under there! It was actually more fun in the rain than without the rain.
Brian, I hope you're reading this!