Seems like (from looking at pics) that a LOT of folks don't use anything at all to step on (ground tarp? small mat? waterproof canvas, about 3' x 4' with sewn on loops for staking out?) when getting out of the hammock or to just lay gear on so that it's not in the dirt/ground/grass/snow. I tried searching for different 'keywords' and didn't see a thread so if this has been covered, forgive my nomenclature ignorance. Anyone have a favorite mat? Preferably something light and not too big. Maybe my answer would be a 6'x6'ish tarp to 'burrito shell' around my gear while I'm away from camp during the day and open it up at night to have a clean step-out spot. Being used to tent camping, I'm not completely savvy to the hanging way of life. I'd just like little more shelter/privacy when hanging in campground or when I don't want to change wet fishing/swimming clothes in front of all the womenfolk...

BTW..as far as gear, I just got my Warbonnet RidgeRunner and a double zip equipped Spindrift sock in the mail this week (trying it out this weekend) and I'm planning on eventually getting a Superfly tarp to aid in the privacy department.

Thanks in advance for your replies...
Franceasaurus