Originally Posted by SlowBro
Here are some pics of my old Hennessy pitched as a tent/bivy on my lawn. Protect the hammock fabric from the ground and this is a workable solution especially in a buggy location. I'm not sure how well it would work if it were really wet and raining as the hammock fabric would likely soak up water and wick it everywhere. Of course you will need some kind of ground insulation, I always carry a torso pad for my legs in the hammock, but obviously it can be used on the ground. A lot of ultralight backpackers just use a tarp and maybe a head net if there are bugs. In that case the hammock can stay stowed and you can just pitch the tarp however you please. Learn some tarp pitching techniques and carry a small pad and you are good for treeless camping should that unsavory circumstance arise.
Did you post these before? I think these are the photos I saw earlier and couldn't find them again. Thanks for posting them. Your set ups are very cool for that emergency time you find yourself on the ground. Did you try it out and do you think the poles would stand up to some tossing?