I discovered hammocks when we took a vacation to Cancun and spent many lazy summer afternoons relaxing in the tropical heat. We found an "Eagles Nets" double hammock at a home show, and it became my favorite backyard hangout spot. I was actually looking for a way to supplement it when I came across Ed Speer's "Camping Hammocks" book.
After a bit of research on the web, I discovered several different camping hammocks. I've bought, over the years, three Byers Traveling hammocks, a Mosquito hammock, two traditional Mayan string hammocks, and most recently a Hennessee Asym. I've also made several DYI hammocks, some Speer style, others more like the Eagles Nest hammock, with a "drawstring pocket" on each end.
In warm weather, I sleep in my hammock fairly often. Since I do a lot of camping with the family, I don't actually sleep in the hammock most nights camping; my wife prefers that I sleep next to her. We've tried side-by-side hammocks, but she can't get over the idea of sleeping in a tent (completely sealed and screened) at night. When she's not along, however, it's usually in a hammock.
Now that both of my boys have crossed over into Boy Scouts (ending my six years as a Cub Scout den leader,) I will have more of a chance to "hang about" in camp. On my first official Camp-out with the Boy Scouts, I discovered that two other Assistant Scoutmasters have HH's. They both tried to use them two weeks ago at our Spring Camporee, but did not have adequate insulation and were cold before morning. It looks like I'm going to have good company in the group.