This month, Jonathan and Mark chat it out with Lance Smith of the Outlan Channel, a YouTube channel and blog. Lance is an active vlogger, documenting his trips and activities hammock camping with friends and family. He also discusses using this platform for education, and speaks out strongly against lightweight “gear shaming”. After that, everyone discusses how they became hammock camping advocates in the community (hint: we love it!).

After the interview, Mark and Jonathan discuss getting out and what holds us back.

In the new segment, “Hangin Out with Gresh and Spiguyver”, the guys try to answer a listener’s question about women’s safety on the trail.

Show Notes:

If you’d like to see the boys’ destroyed tarp, check out Spiguyver’s video here.

If you’d like to check out or purchase the bombproof whisperlite, you can check it out here.

Click here to listen the Ladies’ Roundtable episode.

References for the Hangin Out segment:

  • Click here to read the Backpacker’s Magazine article about trail safety.
  • Click here to read the Adventure Journal article about trail safety.
  • Click here to read the Artemis Hikes article about trail safety.

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!

03. December 2018 · Comments Off on Episode 39 – Making Reservations · Categories: Uncategorized

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!