I am a relatively new hanger in the Piney Woods of East Texas. I have been suffering on the ground for years now, blaming my great discomfort on global warming making the ground harder (rather than age and increased body mass). I was dreading taking my kids camping because of the misery of another night on the ground in my tent. Hairsmith had been extolling the virtues of swinging from the trees. I finally bought a Grand Trunk SBP and took the family camping over Spring Break. It was amazing! I was actually the last one up in the morning, and I awoke refreshed and relaxed for a change. We did another trip over Easter, and I will never go back to the ground!
The only "problem" is that the wife and kids want hammocks now for future trips!
Hammock Forums is a great resource.