During my "long hike" a couple of years ago, there were many times that I had to sleep on the side of the road. Because mosquitos were so bad, I opted to carry a tent on certain sections where I knew hanging would be limited. Also there were some nights on the AT that I chose to sleep in shelters because of the weather or the company present at the time. Because of that, I am in the process of designing a hanging/ground system that is very user friendly. My idea, so far, is to make a circumferential bug net with a side zippered opening. It would also have loops sewn onto it that would allow it to be staked out as an "A" shaped bivy with a ground cloth inside. The netting should give me a bathtub style floor for ground water runoff protection. Also, I believe that small toggles could be used to slip between the boards or "baseball bats" making up the floors of most shelters to support the netting inside making it a pseudo free standing net tent. If not, a plastic shim (available from home improvement stores) should easily secure a guy line. It goes without saying that I would use a pad as under side insulation. I would carry a sleeping bag for use topside.
Has anyone tried this type of setup before? If so, are there any negatives that I have overlooked. Input is greatly appreciated.