I have a tent that has seen several seasons with the wife and kiddo and several seasons of my irresponsible bachelorhood before that. I have repaired it a few times and we have a new tent for family trips. My question is: has anyone ever cut slits in the sides or windows and set up the tent between trees so that they can have the comfort of a hammock and the weather protection of a tent. ( only slightly compromised by the new holes) If I try this it would be for car camping only. I would cut the slits just where the rain fly meets the side wall, and tie drip string just outside the tent wall too. Any other suggestions?