I was already hearing about hammocking through the lightweight community when my back started giving me alot of trouble sleeping on the ground. I had already made a few tarps and hammocking fit that style of camping pretty good. I bought a Hennessy as my first hammock almost 2 years ago and then made a Speer and today ordered a Blackbird. I can't wait to try it out! I have also gotten my brother hooked on hammocking, it's fun and addicting!