This month’s episode brings us an interview with the founders of Sierra Madre Research, a hammock design company with some interesting designs for their hammocks. Richard and Juli Rhett tell Mark and Jonathan about their company, some of their interesting designs, and how they got into hammock camping as an avocation and an important part of their personal mission – helping others get access to clean water. Finally, we get to learn a little bit about what happened to get Juli and Richard onto the set of Shark Tank.

After the interview, Jonathan and Mark discuss the possibility that social media may be driving the overuse of our trails, and stand on a soapbox about LNT. Sorry about that, listeners….

Show Notes:

Here’s a link to the Shark Tank episode and notes on ABC (you might not be able to watch the episode: http://abc.go.com/shows/shark-tank/episode-guide/season-9/01-season-9-premiere-episode-1

Check our facebook page on Saturday, January 13th at https://facebook.com/hyohpodcast to see if we have enough bandwidth for a live podcast on Sunday.

Here’s a link that provides instructions on removing geolocation data from those pictures of your awesome hangs before you post them on social media: https://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/remove-location-data-from-your-photos-before-sharing-th-1593773810

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!

In this episode, Mark and Jonathan have a great conversation with Caleb Lystrup, one of the co-founders of Khione Outdoor Gear, a Utah-based startup and recent kickstarter success story. Caleb and his partner Casey Messick, both graduate students at BYU, discovered their love of hiking together and had an inspiration for a “new” type of hammock shelter, an all-in-one that they have called the “SHEL”. We chat about Casey’s development of their product, his experience in testing and perfecting the system (due out in January), and some ideas for cheap backpacking products.

After the interview, Jonathan and Mark discuss trying to sleep in the noisy woods and not being too freaked out by animals, and then try to figure out why foxes like sneakers.

Show Notes:

Learn more about the Khione kickstarter here.

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!

In this episode, Mark and Jonathan get a chance to chat it up with a Scout Troop that has converted completely over to hammock camping for all of their outings. We chat about how they converted, why they hammock camp, and how they fit it into their regular program. It’s obvious to these Scouts that hanging is the only way to camp!

After talking to the Scouts, Mark and Jonathan discuss their suspension, and the many choices available to hangers in today’s market.

Finally, Jonathan reviews a new product to the market in a kickstarter, the Ultimate Hammock, while talking to its creator.

Show Notes:

Learn more about Trail Life here.

Here’s a link to Shug’s video demonstrating how to move down around down in an underquilt.

Find more information about the Superior Hammock kickstarter here.

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’s episode includes a great conversation between Mark, Jonathan, and Marc Bohmann from Teton Hammocks, an up-and-coming cottage manufacturer of hammocks and hammock supplies. We answer the question, is there still room in the market for a new entrant in the hammocks game, and if so what kind of business do they need to be? After a lively discussion about engineering for sideways rain, we finish up with a chat about winter foods for camping and backpacking.

Mark and Jonathan revisit an old story – site selection. With more news articles about folks being hurt by choosing rotten trees, it’s important to remember to pay attention to the trees that we connect to for camping.

Finally, we know you’ve all been waiting for a review of the Chameleon, and we have it for you. Jonathan and Mark talk about their experiences with the new Chameleon from Dutchware.

Show Notes and Links:

Here’s a link at hammockforums.net for the upcoming HangCon in Ocala National Forest in January.

If you’d like to learn more about the mother who was paralyzed in the freak hammocking accident, you can read what appears to be the original source article.

If you want to try brewing your own cocoa instead of coffee, here’s a link to Amazon to buy the Crio Brew Cocoa.

If you want to use whoopie hooks to make your whoopie slings more modular, here’s a link to Dutch’s site.

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In this episode, Mark and Jonathan talk with Grant Doner, otherwise known in hiking circles as Cannibal. A hiker and hanger who has been around the hammock camping community for almost a decade, Grant shares his experiences promoting 4-season hammock camping and backpacking around the country.

After that, Jonathan and Mark chat about long distance hiking and their dreams for the future.

Show Notes and Links:

Check out (and feel free to edit/update) that Wikipedia page on Long Trails in the US.

Go to 4:00 – this is that video from the Linville Gorge that Shug mentioned, where Stormcrow eats a slug.

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. As always, thanks so much for hanging around!