So, I'm tossing around ideas for some DIY gear, and since my wife and daughter may be getting out for the first time this year, I'm thinking of perhaps a double ridgeline tarp. Has this been done before, at least without tent poles?
What I'm thinking is that it's basically an extra large tarp, with one side cut about twice as wide as the other. This would be strung with a standard ridgeline. Then, what I am envisioning is basically a giant "porch mode" setup with hiking poles, forming a second ridgeline. Then just a smaller tarp panel leading to the ground from this line.
Basically, something like the attached picture
The "porch roof would be slightly slanted downwards from the "upper" ridgeline, and go about 9 feet to the hiking poles, and then another 3-4 feet or so for the lower panel.
I realize that to get three hammocks side by side, you'd need the perfect trees, and I already know it will be a heavy sucker, but, I also know it will get use, if even it was only used at a group hang for a shelter.
Am I crazy, or is it just too late at night?