This is not a new statement, but for any newbies out there, there is no one way. Find what works for you and HYOH! That's what makes it so much fun!
Then come on the forum and sell the stuff you don't want by saying, "I'm moving up in the world of hammocking technology and I don't need this any more. But it sure was gr8t when I used it." Someone will buy it. Some will use it as is. Others will buy it for the sole purpose of mod-ing it into something it was never intended to be in the first place. But hey.. this is the second place soi all bets are off.