Originally Posted by ZDP-189
1. Tarp. Consider replacing your tarp with a poncho. This will save a lot of weight and bulk.
2. Suspension. I'd recommend a three ring suspension system.
3. You can also rig one or more lines from the ridgeline to raise your boots or pack from within your hammock.
This tarp/poncho replacement may not the best idea... first, you'll need an extended length ponco..... Second. it does not improve the coverage, the vast majority of folks opt for a larger tarp.... just easier and better assurance of staying dry..... Thrird, there are tarps of better size with symetrical coverage that are lighter than ponchos.... asuming that one does not want to go to cuban material with its significant cost.
I'm biased but these are facts.