I come from a long line of family members who have always enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, etc.
While heading out in the wilderness always seemed to involve a truck or two and piling supplies into a boat to go to the other side of the lake I got interested in lightening the load a bit as i got older.
I found it was fun to do more with less, but not having a cot really bothered me i don't sleep well on the ground. I think this came on with age cuz it didn't bother me when i was younger or in the Marine Corps.
All i can say is God bless all the people who put their time and effort into making hammocking an enjoyable pastime.