OK, here is my first attempt to hang the hammock (acutally my second). Pardon the fuzzy pictures, I also have a new camera I am trying to figure out the bugs on.
For my (real) first hang, I had some climbing rope, sailing ropes, and a dingy double block and tackle. For the sake of pride, I did not take any pictures. By the next day, I had finished my SLR and whoopies. I only had one loop sewn in to my straps, but I wanted to try it out before sundown.
The biners in the pictures are the stock ones which came with the Skeeter Beeter. Two of them weigh almost as much as the hammock. A couple of days later, I turned some toggles (one from paduak, the other from purpleheart), and last night I hung it all again with the toggles. Wow! it went up quick and easy, especially compared to the first time.
The last pic is the view from the hammock. Life is good!