Hi all danglers.
I got into hammock camping three years ago when, at the age of 47, I went up to Scotland with my eldest son to walk the West Highland Way.
I noticed two things:
1) I am now getting too old and achey to sleep on the ground, even with a top of the range Thermarest and a good down bag.
2) There's a helluva lotta trees in Scotland.
So I went looking for a hammock.
The price of a Hennesey (the only good camping hammock you could buy in the UK at the time) was around £100 ($170) which is more than a decent one-man tent. Then I discovered DD Hammocks. For £22 I got a hammock with a built-in mosquito net, thermal pad sleeve and for another £10 I got a rip-stop nylon poncho. Since then I have never considered sleeping on the ground again.
I was looking around yesterday for a snakeskin for the hammock and discovered your site. There seems to be no such community in the UK at all. Guess I'll have to start one myself...
I look forward to swapping gear tips and pictures in future.