This month, Jonathan and Mark chat it out with Wes Johnson from Lawson Hammock and discuss his progress from student to sole proprietor of Lawson Hammock. We have a conversation about the process of developing the Blue Ridge Hammock, a hybrid hammock/bivy product for the outdoors industry, and how outsourcing most of his business activities has given him the opportunity to grow a business and still have the freedom to grow his family from anywhere in the country. After discussing his business, Jonathan, Mark, and Wes chat about camping in the rain.

After the interview, Mark and Jonathan discuss camping with kids.

Finally, the HYOH Podcast introduces a new segment this month, “Hangin Out with Gresh and Spiguyver”. The guys answer a listener’s question about having so many hammocks.

As always, we are also inviting comments and suggestions on our Facebook page – like us there at https://www.facebook.com/hyohpodcast and join the conversation. You can listen to or subscribe to the podcast from a link on our home page online at https://www.hyohpodcast.com or give us a review on our page in iTunes. If you’d like to buy Mark and Jonathan a cup of coffee, go to https://www.hyohpodcast.com/donate to make a one-time donation, or you can donate monthly to our Patreon Campaign at https://www.patreon.com/hyohpodcast. As always, thanks so much for hanging around!

01. October 2018 · Comments Off on Episode 37 – Surprise! · Categories: Uncategorized

This month we have a surprise for you! Jonathan and Mark took a month off and you get a pair of special guest hosts! Gresh and Spiguyver interview Eric Johnson, inventor of the Hangtime Hook, an accessory used for hanging your smartphone or other device from a hammock ridgeline. They talked about the product and then chatted about backpacking and hiking solo versus hiking with buddies or going to group hangs.

After that, Spiguyver and Gresh discuss their downtime activities and the fun stuff you can do when you’re done hiking for the day.

Show Notes:

You can purchase the Hangtime Hook through one of the many distribution channels to be found at https://ridgelinemediasystems.com/

The Gresh Outdoors Facebook page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/greshoutdoors/

Watch any of Spiguyver’s videos on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrhciPeCtIKAcZetSoWYxMw

As always, we are also inviting comments and suggestions on our Facebook page – like us there at https://www.facebook.com/hyohpodcast and join the conversation. You can listen to or subscribe to the podcast from a link on our home page online at https://www.hyohpodcast.com or give us a review on our page in iTunes. If you’d like to buy Mark and Jonathan a cup of coffee, go to https://www.hyohpodcast.com/donate to make a one-time donation, or you can donate monthly to our Patreon Campaign at https://www.patreon.com/hyohpodcast. As always, thanks so much for hanging around!

This month Mark and Jonathan chat it up early in the morning (for them) with Jonas Haug, Steiner Bukve Witsø, and Didrik Abrahamsen from Amok Equipment in Norway. We chat with them about their experience bringing such a unique product online and how they develop it. After that, they discuss some of their experience camping and living in Northern Europe.  Finally, everyone shares a little bit of their memories and talks about camping equipment that they’ve been using for years.

After chatting with the guys from Amok, Jonathan and Mark discuss knots vs. “bling” for dealing with the age-old question, how will you hang your hammock and tarp?

Show Notes:

If you’re interested in the Draumr XL prototype giveaway, you can go here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aUG9T5gp2TY

Click here to read the 2015 Amok Kool-Aid Drinker’s Thread at Hammock Forums.

If you want to learn from Grog about how to tie knots, here’s the website for Grog’s Animated Knots.

As always, we are also inviting comments and suggestions on our Facebook page – like us there at https://www.facebook.com/hyohpodcast and join the conversation. You can listen to or subscribe to the podcast from a link on our home page online at https://www.hyohpodcast.com or give us a review on our page in iTunes. If you’d like to buy Mark and Jonathan a cup of coffee, go to https://www.hyohpodcast.com/donate to make a one-time donation, or you can donate monthly to our Patreon Campaign at https://www.patreon.com/hyohpodcast. As always, thanks so much for hanging around!

07. August 2018 · Comments Off on Episode 35 – DIY · Categories: Uncategorized

This month Jonathan and Mark have a conversation with kitsapcowboy and jellyfish from the forums, chatting about their experiences making gear and how they see the industry changing. After this, Mark puts up his hammock in the woods, and he chats with Jonathan about the process and how much “fiddling” goes into setting up a hammock.

** There were definitely issues with the recording quality on this episode, and we’ve done our best to provide a consistent listening narrative. Thanks for your patience!**

Show Notes:

Here’s a link to the Gemini Underquilt, and the Fronkey style bugnet that Jonathan recently DIY’d.

You can find and contact kitsapcowboy at his website at http://www.chrisbynum.com/, and jellyfish on the forums as well as her youtube channel and her personal blog.

As always, we are also inviting comments and suggestions on our Facebook page – like us there at https://www.facebook.com/hyohpodcast and join the conversation. You can listen to or subscribe to the podcast from a link on our home page online at https://www.hyohpodcast.com or give us a review on our page in iTunes. If you’d like to buy Mark and Jonathan a cup of coffee, go to https://www.hyohpodcast.com/donate to make a one-time donation, or you can donate monthly to our Patreon Campaign at https://www.patreon.com/hyohpodcast. As always, thanks so much for hanging around!

02. July 2018 · Comments Off on Episode 34 – Time to Get Moving! · Categories: Uncategorized

This month Jonathan and Mark get to talk with John and Cathy Pennell, an adventuring husband and wife team who have chosen to start adventuring together later in life, showing us that it’s never too late to have some fun in the outdoors and get healthy while doing it. We have a great conversation about backpacking and hammock camping with your significant other, and play the dating game while we’re at it! After that, we chat a little bit about downtime activities.

Jonathan and Mark also have a discussion and (they think) some sage advice about setting up for a backyard hang.

Show Notes:

You can find John and Cathy’s blog posts at https://couch2trail.wordpress.com/. 

If you were thinking of buying it, click here to buy Dutchware’s adjustable wall hangers.

Here’s a link to Colorado Springs’ FOX21 followup on Hammock Camping.

As always, we are also inviting comments and suggestions on our Facebook page – like us there at https://www.facebook.com/hyohpodcast and join the conversation. You can listen to or subscribe to the podcast from a link on our home page online at https://www.hyohpodcast.com or give us a review on our page in iTunes. If you’d like to buy Mark and Jonathan a cup of coffee, go to https://www.hyohpodcast.com/donate to make a one-time donation, or you can donate monthly to our Patreon Campaign at https://www.patreon.com/hyohpodcast. As always, thanks so much for hanging around!