Hi Outsider! (waving at you from up in NE GA)
I was finding as time progressed ( translation- I was getting OLD!), sleeping on the ground was getting harder. Tossing and turning all night, and waking up stiff, sore, and very unrested was really interfering with my enjoyment of the outdoors!
When I got my first hammock (a HH ULBA), it took some getting used to, but I quickly realized my hammock offered a much better rest than the ground!
Let us know how it goes. Feel free to ask questions. There are loads of folks here to help!
Welcome to the forum and to hanging!