The first hammock I used was a WWII Canadian Navy Hammock
This was a six foot long canvas hammock .
The Navy Hammock had sixteen eyelets at each end .
The suspension system was 8 nettles larks headed to a steel ring .
This gives you the lines to tie to the eyelets .
A lanyard was eye sliced to the steel ring . This Lanyard was passed over the Hammock bar returning through the steel ring & tied around the nettles .
The hammock had spreader bars at the head & foot
This Hammock was used on my Dad's Frigate in WWII .
I now have a Hennessy Explorer & a MacCat tarp on order .