It started back in the army. I was in mechanized artillery, so needed something I could setup and take down quick, so I bought a web style hammock and loved it. Got out of the army, vowed never to go out into the woods again. Got involved in Boy Scouts and camping and cursed for two years of camping on the ground. The light bulb went and though I knew I could go out and buy a hammock (probably for cheaper than what it cost me to make my first one), I love DIY projects. Since then I've been hooked. I am trying to convince my fellow Boy Scouts and leaders as to why they should hang in a hammock............