Hello from Sweden.
I spent my first night in a hammock in the woods when i was 17. I had stolen my parents budget hammock, the kind that looks lite fish nets and a plastic tarp my dad used for covering the lawn mower behind the garage. I went out in the woods with some friends who were going to spend the night the traditional way on the ground. I was convinced that i had discovered something better. I set upp my fish net hammock and plastic tarp with a 20 yrd line, both with the same line, and staked the tarp down. Needles to say the night was cold and i had to get upp to pee several times.
13 years later me and some other friends started hiking together. One was a light-weighter and introduced me to the, now evolved hammock concept and i was hooked.