In this post, Jonathan and Mark interview Frozen, a backpacker and popular vlogger currently hiking the AT. We chat with Frozen about some of his experiences planning for a long hike, along with some of the things that have happened to him along the way (hint: don’t put a tent in a lean-to). We finish up with a quick chat about stuff we hate while camping.

After that, Jonathan and Mark chat about the way hammock camping has become a much more international pastime, and how many people from all over the world are adding hammocks to their kit. Thanks to Benjamin Kos for the great links!

Finally, Gresh and Spiguyver discuss trail safety, bug nets, and riff on ridgelines.

Show Notes:

As always, we always invite your comments and suggestions on our Facebook page – like us there at https://www.facebook.com/hyohpodcast and join the conversation – we love the questions we have been getting for Mark and Gresh. 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!

06. May 2019 · Comments Off on Episode 44 – Cool Hanging · Categories: Uncategorized

In this episode, Mark and Jonathan interview James Jackson from Little Shop of Hammocks. We chat with James about his experience camping and in the outdoors, then discuss some of the challenges and opportunities of being a hammock and quilt supplier in Canada. James shares some great ideas about where to go camping in Canada, along with some interesting custom work he’s done. We finish up with a quick chat about “stupid heavy” stuff to bring backpacking.

After that, Jonathan and Mark chat about fussing over suspension, and Gresh and Spiguyver finish up with a great Hanging Out segment about how to decide on investing in one’s quilts.

Show Notes:

Check out the Hammock Camping Canada Facebook group and participate!

As always, we always invite your comments and suggestions on our Facebook page – like us there at https://www.facebook.com/hyohpodcast and join the conversation – we love the questions we have been getting for Mark and Gresh. 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. April 2019 · Comments Off on Episode 43 – Going Underground · Categories: Uncategorized

In this episode, Mark and Jonathan interview Paul and Missy McWalters from UGQ Outdoor. We start by chatting with Paul and Missy about how they started their family business in Paul’s underground apartment, and then chat about the challenges of working in a family business. We get into a chat about materials and testing, and then have a great discussion about what’s on everyone’s bucket list.

After that, Jonathan and Mark chat about their footwear on the trail, and Gresh and Spiguyver finish up with a great Hanging Out segment about hammocks for the big and tall among us.

Show Notes:

As promised, here’s a link to the webcam looking into the UGQ Outdoor production space: https://ugqoutdoor.com/ugq-tv/

As always, we always invite your comments and suggestions on our Facebook page – like us there at https://www.facebook.com/hyohpodcast and join the conversation – we love the questions we have been getting for Mark and Gresh. 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!

In this episode, Jonathan and Mark have an amazing (and surprisingly long) chat with Rhys Hora, a class of ’17 AT Thru-hiker and contributor at the online hiking blogging magazine The Trek. We discuss his experiences from his first dose of reality and amazing sights on the trail to his love of his hammocks and their clear superiority over tents, especially on the AT. They also have an interesting conversation about their first aid kits on the trail, and how they’re different for different purposes. Finally, We keep Rhys on to discuss the idea that it might be bad for nature to enjoy nature in the trending topics segment.

In our monthly segment, “Hanging Out with Gresh and Spiguyver”, the guys talk about food and different options on the trail.

Show Notes:

The video “As It Happens: Pacific Crest Trail” can be found by clicking on this link.

Here’s a site that you can use to rent a SPOT locator (you can google one too).

If you want to look at how TreeFool builds his first aid kit, here’s his web page on it.

As always, we always invite your comments and suggestions on our Facebook page – like us there at https://www.facebook.com/hyohpodcast and join the conversation – we love the questions we have been getting for Mark and Gresh. 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!

In this episode, Jonathan and Mark share their experience as guests on another excellent podcast, Inside the Outside. Hosted by Gary and Christy Kirk, the weekly podcast is a couple’s perspective on being in the outdoors, learning about hiking and backpacking with some informational episodes scattered into a number of interview episodes. If you’re into learning more, this is an excellent podcast.

After the interview, Mark and Jonathan discuss the possibility of emergencies and how a two-way device might help with problems wile hiking, or even back at home. Finally, Jonathan gives an informal review of his experience with the Nubé hammock shelter, a product discussed in the Episode 28 interview with Sierra Madre Research.

In the new segment, “Hangin Out with Gresh and Spiguyver”, the guys talk about hiking fast vs. slow.

Show Notes:

Here’s a link to Shug’s Video review of the Nubé. And you can click here to watch Derek Hansen review the Nubé.

You can find a link to the Garmin InReach Explorer+ at Amazon here.

The SpotX 2-way device is also available at Amazon here.

References for the Hangin Out segment:

Spiguyver mentions the Fastest Known Time website, here.

As always, we are always inviting comments and suggestions on our Facebook page – like us there at https://www.facebook.com/hyohpodcast and join the conversation – we love the questions we have been getting for Mark and Gresh. 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!