Im totally new to the whole hammock camping scene, in fact i've haven't tried it yet! Before i decide its for me i have a couple of questions for the DIYers. I recently received a Portec Peak hammock as a gift and i love it! The only thing about it is, it is just a plain hammock, no mosquito net or roof. I was thinking i could get a piece of mosquito net big enough to cover the whole hammock, run a rope under it to hold it up and then sew peices of velcro to the hammock to hold it on. Is this a good/bad idea? I know that the mosquito net isn't 100% nessecary but i need the feeling of being closed in/sealed to sleep (why i like tents). Then my plan is to hang a tarp over the hammock and stake it out for rain protection.
How does everyone think this will work?
One other question i have is kind of off topic for this thread but i figure i may as well ask anyway. If i use my Therma-rest Pro-lite sleeping pad in my hammock will it damage the pad in anyway?