I'm thinking, since I want to put a pad under my modified Lawson (it is now a gathered end hammock. No spreaders), of attaching elastic bands and a weather shield to the base (see the picture).
I got the idea from the Clark Jungle Hammock's underpockets and the notion that if I carried a pad, I'd have all the necessary gear if I needed to go to ground.
I will need to figure out how to attach the weather shield so I can easily stick the pad in through the elastic, and what material to construct the weather shield out of.
Has anyone attempted a similar modification and/or can offer some advice?