I started in Boy Scouts in the '70s. We didn't do real backpacking but I learned some aspect of it and I developed of love of being outdoors. My time in the Army has only increased my love of the outdoors and now my son being in an incredibly active Boy Scout Troop allows me to return to the woods. I started hanging a few months ago when I learned of it from other adult leaders. Actually, I've only had one hang (last month) but it was awesome! I can't wait to upgrade my hammock and pass onto my son my HH Expedition classic.
I hope one day to do the 100 mile wilderness portion of the AT (and hopefully many other parts too) hanging each day.