This month, Jonathan and Mark chat it out with Chris Haramoto, director of the East Canyon State Park. The East Canyon State Park has embraced hammock camping by installing official hammock camping sites. Jonathan and Mark discuss this with Chris, and then learn a thing or two about how to talk with administration for the state parks that you camp in if you have issues hammock camping. Finally, after learning about some amazing places to camp in Utah everyone discusses their own amazing camping experiences.

After the interview, Mark and Jonathan discuss the benefits of having a bugnet, even in the winter.

In the new segment, “Hangin Out with Gresh and Spiguyver”, the guys answer a listener’s comment about tree selection.

Show Notes:

Here’s a link to the Goblin Valley State Park: https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/goblin-valley/

If you’d like to learn more about the 50 states project, here’s the link in the Hammock Forums: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/70866-The-50-State-Project-US-State-Parks-amp-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!

05. November 2018 · Comments Off on Episode 38 – Solo Success · Categories: Uncategorized

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!