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Until the weather can be predicted without impunity you're going to get rained on while using your hammock. Some people would just go inside, but perhaps you are a diehard hammock enthusiast. To keep a vertical rain off of you and your hammock, purchase an oversized tarp that drapes a couple of feet over your hammock. This tarp is a fanstastic hammock accessory. You can tent the tarp down with adjustable ropes that can be lowered in case of a driving horizontal rain. Leave yourself enough space to stand up outside of your hammock to move around. Play with the different heights of your rain tarp until you get more familiar with it.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|