Since I was 12 years old, I have always had a nylon rope hammock on the porch, the deck, or the backyard. But it wasn't till two years ago that I found out that people camp in hammocks. That's how I arrived here at HF. After considerable research and still overwhelmed, I bit the bullet on a HH Asym Zip. It got me off the ground and I still use it, though I've since added another four hammocks to my arsenal, and am about to DIY another couple.