Got more seriously into the outdoors about 3 or 4 years ago when I became a Scoutmaster with a local troop. Seeing what amazing advantages it provides for youth, we're now going out regularly as a family and aren't looking back.
Got into hanging this last summer when I took a guys' backpacking trip and a few had hammocks. I'd heard of hammock camping before but never took it seriously. After seeing one in person and seeing one of the two guys go to sleep with a seriously wrenched neck and wake up the next morning much better, I was sold.
Father. Husband. Scoutmaster.