@ Jay S - Thanks. I like the stuff sack too ( I didn't mean for it to turn out the way it did) I put the hammock in a plastic bag - a technique learned from HF.net - and compressed and took the measurement then added a little for extra measure. When I stuffed the hammock into the sack I saw that it could be compressed well past the limits of the high quality W-M bag I was using.
As I kept compressing, I remembered a picture I saw of a stuff sack with draw cords on both end and one in the middle (don't remember the thread). I thought to myself, 'Self, you can do the same thing without the middle draw cord'. So that's what I did.
Errrr, uh, I mean, I planned it that way.