I'd like to thank all those who took the time to provide me with sources on where I can get the material I need. Dutch has generously offered to send me what I need for this project at no charge. Talk about encouraging newbies!
Even my wife, who's been a little reticent about the whole hammocking thing, is now getting intrigued. I have a strong feeling I'll soon be investing in another hammock, tarp, and suspension system for her!