I know that the bishop bags are merely a stuff sack large enough for the hammock, but with the addition of a button hole or grommet in the normally closed end to allow both ends of the suspension straps or lines to stay out of the bag. My question is: where did the term originally come from? Every time I see the term I form a mental image of a sinister Monk with a hood shrouding his face and evil intent in his countenance!
Could someone please enlighten a newbie to the origin of this interesting term for a rather mundane (but highly useful) bag? Thanks.