I first became aware of hammocking was when I joined the Woman Hikers List, and a member was bragging about it. That same year, I went to the "Yellow Daisy Festival" held at Stone Mountain, Ga. Among all the specialty booths, I came across Eagles Nest Putfiters booth. Tried their hammock, and I fell in love with it right then and there!!
Purchased the hammock and their "slap straps" on the spot. I did have to wait for the straps for a few weeks. But, once arrived, I started hanging... How cool... Never slept better, and finally my back was very happy.