I had been reading and researching backcamping hammocks for a couple of months when suddenly a Hennessey Hammock and a copy of "The Ultimate Hang" by Derek Hansen showed up under the christmas tree! Of course I couldn't wait until spring to try it out so my first official overnight hang was on January 1st in my backyard in 25 degree weather. Amazingly comfortable and surprisingly warm in my 0 degree Big Agnes bag/pad combo especially after reading about 'cold butt syndrome' with hammocks. I'm totally sold on hammocks now as my 4 season, solo shelter!
I enjoy lightweight backpacking, cycling, and motorcycling year round, and snowboarding and not-too-intense mountaineering in the winter. Really happy this forum exists and hoping to learn alot from the veteran hammockers.