Hi from the UK.. im Vinny, and i bought 2 hammocks last year, but have hardly used them due to the difficulty i had hanging them properly.
Thanks to a bit of lurking here, and another hammock website, i decided to give it another go. So ive spent most of today modifying my hammock to be quicker and easier to put up:
-It did have, at each end: 10 or so ropes gathered into a loop approx 50cm from the end. Then a 2m rope to tie onto that and a tree.
-It now has, at each end: a short length of climbing cord connected to a cam buckle. Then 2.5m or 25mm webbing with a wire-gate carabiner on the end. I'll post pics if requested.
I lied down in it for about 15mins while adjusting a ridge line i put in and almost fell asleep. So much more comfy than a tent floor and camping mat.