I went to ground one night camped on an island with no trees. Sure did feel good to hang the next night.
“Things are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.”
― Alan W. Watts
MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY!!!! (You won’t see me use more than one ! very often, but in this case, I can’t ! enough.)
Do NOT go to ground, I repeat, do not go to ground!
You’re taking your hammock, that’s good, BUT leave your tent at home! Going to ground would be a very, very bad idea! Once you’ve been up you can never go back down! I find the idea of sleeping on the ground VERY disturbing and you should too! Take note of the previous posts and use one tree and your car (or someone else's with a roof rack), or mbiraman’s three big long and rope idea. I’ve never tried it or seen it done, but you could use one thickish straightish post or log, stand it on one end in a small shallow hole (so it don’t go anywhere), maybe stabilize it a bit with rope and tent pegs. Then run your ridge line over the top of the post or log and down and under one of the tyres on your car. Take a chain saw with you, so you can trim it to just the right height.
You MUST make it work and report back here, with photos, on what you did!
One more ! for good measure, no better make that two!!