Wind is never good because of a deers sense of smell. If I don't get out much I won't let that effect my decision to hunt. A bad day hunting is better then working. However, I build permanent stand between two or more trees the fatter the better, then build a ladder to get into it. I find with portable ladder stands, climbers and permanents in a single tree the wind blows you around more. But you do occassionaly need to check the nails or lag bolts in the trees for any movement.