i am new to hammock camping and i just have a byer amazonas traveller hammock. i dont have the money for some of the better stuff. anyways, i use the hammock and then hang a bug net around it and hang a tarp for my own homemade shelter system. i'm wanting to improve my situation and have a few questions. everytime i go out i have such a hassle of the ropes at the end of the hammock getting all twisted up and it takes me ten minutes just to untangle them. can i take the ropes out and use a single thicker rope or heavy duty nylon straps for supports? i'm also planning on sewing the bug net onto the hammock so i dont have to pack them separately, are there any suggestions on how best to do this? and 1 more question. what size tarp is best? the 5 times i've been out it hasn't rained so i haven't had to worry about it, i only have a 9 x 7 tarp and am wondering if that is large enough. thanks for the help!