I just thought it would be fun to ask people what set of circumstances lead them to hammocking. (from the dark to the light) No one in my circle of friends hammock camps although all are outdoors folks who regularly camp.
I'll start. My daughter graduated from college last year and of course with graduation comes the obligatory "graduation gift". I decided to be blunt and ask her exactly what she wanted. Much to my surprise she said she wanted a "camping hammock". She knew little of them and I even less but she knew she wanted one. After a bit of googling with no advice from anyone I decided on a fully decked out Clark Jungle Hammock which she has come to love. This of course piqued my interest and after borrowing it a few times and many happy hours of research, settled on Claytor Jungle Hammocks for both my wife and me. Looking back, I wish I had been introduced to hanging many years ago which would have relieved me of many years of suffering on the ground!
How'd you become introduced to hanging?