Thanks for the replies everyone. Its beautiful out today, not too humid, and I see this as a perfect opportunity to mess around and break up that tent and see whats up. I am somewhat excited to see what clips and stuff I get because that means my imagination can run. It is indeed 10+ years old, but it has just sat around in my parents house (climate controlled enviro.). I am going to test that shock cord extensively to make sure it is okay. I am hoping it will be all good.
I thought about selling the tent, but I have no clue what it is worth. Plus I like the notion of having tidbits to mess around with. So where I might only get 20 - 40 bucks for it I can instead turn it around in to useful things for the hammock.
"In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." -D'Signore's, Tide Mill Farm, Edmunds, Maine.