Originally Posted by nothermark
+1 on the height of the hammock as long as you are measuring it after sitting in it. ;-) Things tend to settle after you tie off.
I like chair hight to use it for my seat instead of sitting on the ground.
Depends on the weather how I set up my tarp. If it's fair I set the tarp about eye level and put it in porch mode on the front side with my hiking poles and most recently added the carbon fiber pole mod to easily swing it up and down.
If it's inclement weather I bring the tarp down low almost to the hammock ridge line. And stake it down all around.