I have an inclination to make something that I can only describe as a "hammock skirt" - and wanted to see if anyone's made something similar. I'm bad at drawing this out, but imagine a piece of lightweight breathable DWR fabric that attaches around the perimeter of the hammock, and then hangs down to the ground, or almost to the ground, kind of like a tablecloth. It can then be staked down to the ground, probably with shock cord to make it have some give.
Here are the advantages I see, but they are 100% theoretical:
1) Create an enclosed space under hammock with little to no air movement, maybe even allowing for less insulation
2) Act as the underquilt protector as well
3) Creates a weather-safe space for your gear
4) Allows to pitch the tarp higher, or get away with a smaller tarp
I go back and forth on whether this would work or be worthwhile, wanted to get the advice of the community!