Step 2: Anchors away!
Since this hammock is being built from scrap ropes, I neither A. Have a spool of rope, or B. a piece of rope as long as my body. That being said, we want to select the longest and strongest pieces of the bunch for our cords. Once we have a decent selection of longer pieces of rope, on one end we want to attach the piece of rope to one of the end pieces (photo 1) using another bowline. The easiest way to do this is to loop the rope and then pass the free end of the rope through the large loop of your end piece (photo 3). Complete the bowline and pull tight. If your rope looks like the one in photo 5, you are well on your way to a new hammock and liberation from the ground.