Being a taller person (6'3") I needed a diy hammock tarp that, 1) would set up quickly and easily especially in all seasons, 2) is at least 11' long when completely extended on the ridgeline so hammock ends are completely covered, 3) I can walk/stand under relatively easily, 4) I can stack 2 hammocks (possibly 3) under, 5) has decent side room, 6) can become a lean-to style tarp with considerable room underneath, 7) has a ridgeline organizer. So... I built Tim's Tarp.
Tarp Tip #1: Tie a line a few feet above your nap sanctuary and hang the tarp like an A-frame roof. More of a minimalist? Tie the line a few feet over your tent’s footprint for an ultralight summer shelter.