Thanks Dutch for the explanation and the YouTube link. Now that I've looked at it a bit more closely, it makes much more sense to me.
Of course that means I'm going to have to invest in yet another suspension system; but heck -- that's one reason this hammocking stuff is so fun
The road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with weary feet, Until it joins some larger way, Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say.
-Frodo Baggins, The Fellowship of the Ring