Tell us about yourself!
Why take the time to complain about this? Most of us go through cans more quickly so this is a great project. Seems disingenuous to complain about something not suiting your needs--just move on and find something you like better.
Good suggestions, Sgt Doughy--I'll look into the ground spikes. Your hammock looks super-taut in that photo...that looks way below the recommended 30deg and could also be part of the challenge you faced? Thanks again for the suggestions. -EK