Today I set the NX 250 up on the ground. I wanted to see how it works, if it is practical, and if I still need to carry a tent as backup on costal kayak trips where I can't always be 100% sure to have strong enough trees at hand.
It worked quite well. I found it is important to set the height first, and then stake the sides out. To lift the top up I used the attached loops on the Clark together with my Dutch Biners and Whoopies, no extra rope required .
Today I used a poly tarp to protect my hammock, on a trip I'd probably put my insulation mattress under the hammock to prevent damage.
Once inside it is more confined than normally, but big enough and will serve me well in case of a 'no tree emergency'.
So less room, but it works well and I am still protected from the mozzies, bull-ants and other crawlies ..