My trail name is Bubba Shmubba, and I got turned on to hammock camping by Carolina Razorback. My first trip we spent the night at the Hawks bill trail head in the Linville Gorge. The temps dipped below 20 and had 40 mph winds all night long, but i was snug as a bug in a rug, and harassed all the wild life with my snoring. After that night I was sold.
I'm now trying to buy up some 2nd hand gear so I can be outfitted like all you hardcore hangers. Resources are limited though, so if you run across a great deal on some quality gear shoot me line.