My name is Sami, and I'm a musician and music teacher from Sweden. I came across this site some time ago when I was looking for camping gear. I've been a big fan of both hiking and hammocks since I was a kid, although I never thought about doing both at the same time since the hammocks I knew about were the heavy canvas kind with wooden spreader bars.
Due to back problems I can't sleep on the ground unless I have a thick air mattress, so last year I was looking around online for some new lightweight stuff. By chance I found an article that mentioned people using hammocks instead of tents. After some googling I found this gold mine of information and soon thereafter I bought my first lightweight hammock, a TTTM, and headed out into the woods with it. Best night's sleep I've ever had!
I also like making stuff, so I made myself a kind of tarp that can be converted into a tent that wraps around the hammock, and I'm in the middle of making an underquilt.