So I read up on a Vietnam hammock system in which the poncho is tied above the hammock, and the corners are spread apart using a locally sourced stick on each end..and decided to try this with 4 tent pole sections and L stakes inserted in the tent pole ends…it works in a fashion….only issue I felt and seen, is that of wind buffeting the shelter… with wind, its like a kite because only two points on the shelter are fixed, whereas the rest are free standing so to speak….. unless one has a weight on the bottom portion of the shelter, maybe a pack or shoes, I think it would be better to just run lines to the ground stakes and not use the tent pole sections..
side view, it looks like the shelter is too short, thats perspective due to the wind pushing down one side and causing the corner to pitch up
3/4 view, you can see how the tent poles are above the hammock. I am able to get into the shelter and zip it up from the inside
L stake inserted into one end of tent pole, through the corner grommet
head on view of the system, there’s enough room to allow me to lay on a diagonal, and the bottom part prevents wind from chilling my underquilt (not shown)