I'm new to a lot of things here, new to forums and new to hammocks. My sister bought me a hammock at the end of last year and we managed or first trip together over the Christmas/New Year break and I loved it. I've had a small cotton hammock on a frame, from Anaconda, for a year or so now but didn't see the possibility beyond the occasional lazy Sunday afternoon until I got my 'camping hammock'. The cotton one is now my 'home hammock' and sits in my lounge room. I use it more often than my couch!