Actually, I guess I'm not officially a hanger yet since I'm still waiting on delivery. However, about 2 or 3 weeks ago, I got the urge to start hiking/camping again. One thing that came to mind was how uncomfortable it was to sleep on the ground at times and remembered a "fishnet hammock" I had as a kid to lounge in the yard. I wish I'd of found this site a few days earlier as it would have effected my gear choices...
Any way, for me it wasn't a magazine, TV show, Word of mouth or any outside infuence. It was just the memory of that yard hammock 30+ years ago and a desire to get back out and enjoy nature again.