Here in Southeast Asia, we have the opposite problem from you northerners. You seem to spend all your time trying to keep warm. We spend our time trying to keep cool. I have owned a nylon string hammock, which was marginally successful, but I'd like to try using military scrim netting to create a softer, more comfortable hammock. Is there somewhere on-line that I can buy scrim cheaply in a continuous length of a few yards?
My DIY concept is a framed or bridge hammock utilising local bamboo sticks as separators. The primary material would be a scrim net, transitioning into nylon netting at the feet so that I can wear muddy jungle boots inside. The whole thing would be enveloped in a fine black mosquito mesh with ENO-style mozzi suspension and a sort-of HH-style underside velcro entrance. I would use my poncho as a rainfly. I may also incorporate a pack suspender to keep it dry and accessable and act as a built-in stuffsack for the mosquito net.
While were discussing this, what's the best hot weather hammock system on the market?