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!

This month, Jonathan and Mark invite Derek Hansen back to the podcast, having an extra-long discussion about the re-release of his compendium about hammock camping, “The Ultimate Hang”, as well as the history of hammock camping, DIY’ing hammocks and hammock gear, as well as his updated app for Android and IOS. Before we finish, we have a challenging conversation about advocacy and its role in hammock camping, and then finish up chatting up good reads to bring on the trail.

After an interesting conversation with Derek Hansen, Jonathan and Mark chat about snacking on the trail.

Show Notes:

The contest will go from June 4, 2018 until September 10, 2018 when the winners will be announced. The 2 winners will receive a signed copy of “The Ultimate Hang, Second Edition” and have their hammock camping tip illustrated by Derek Hansen personally and posted to his website, www.theultimatehang.com.

If you want to purchase your own copy of “The Ultimate Hang” by Derek Hansen, here is a link to buy it on Amazon.

Here’s a link to Multimok’s outline of how to work with a state regulator.

This is the thread on the Hammock Forums, which contains a link to the spreadsheet indicating which agencies have hammock-friendly regulations.

We’ve mentioned the Hangtime Hook a number of times in our podcast, here’s a link to their Facebook page if you want to buy the new version as soon as it’s released.

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 get a rare chance – we begin our interview Cheryl Mitchell from TiggzCraftWorkz, who developed a combination hiking pole and hammock stand called the “NoGround” system, and then we continue to interview both her and her new partner, Todd Fahrner. Cheryl and Todd have started up a company, Tensa Outdoor, and have perhaps one of the most innovative portable hammock stands we’ve seen in a long time. We discuss both the NoGround system and continue to talk with both of them with their new tensegrity-based solution they’ve dubbed a tensahedron. After chatting about the challenges of bootstrapping a capital-intensive business, we chat about using hiking poles (of course).

After chatting with Cheryl and Todd, we discuss some of the ways that hammock gear can be used as multi-purpose gear.

Finally, Jonathan reviews his new chameleon sidecar attachment for his Chameleon Hammock.

Show Notes:

Here is the link for a howto video for making an improvised tarp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_Hm611ozqo
If you’re interested in the Garmin InReach, you can purchase it on Amazon.com.
Here’s a link to MacIntyre’s X-Tensigrity stand video.
Learn about a caltrop from this wikipedia article.
Learn more about tensegrity systems from this wikipedia article.
And of course, here is a link to the HF thread with the tensahedron video.

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!

09. April 2018 · Comments Off on Episode 31 – When wouldn’t you? · Categories: Uncategorized

This month, Mark and Jonathan get a rare opportunity – we chatted with competitors Alex Gash from Sheltowee Hammocks and Jeremy Puskas from Bonefire Gear at the same time. While competitors, Jeremy and Alex are good friends and shared a lot about their experience in business, and the special considerations about insulated hammocks, their advantages and disadvantages, and what got them into hammock camping in the first place. After that, we talked a little about trail names, and finally asked Jeremy and Alex about what’s important to them.

After the interview, Mark and Jonathan talk Gaiters and other “hikers” apparel that you might not see anywhere else.

Show Notes:

Here’s a link to a thread on the hammock forums documenting a stacking calculator.

Here is where you can go to learn more about the Hangtime Hook, which we covered in an earlier episode.

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. March 2018 · Comments Off on Episode 30 – Being Comfortable Outside · Categories: Uncategorized

In this episode, Mark and Jonathan get a chance to have additional time conversing with Nick of the Woods, who we spoke to in episode 13, our cold weather episode. Nick, an outdoors guide and educator, tells us about how he got into the woods, and why it means so much to him to introduce the rest of us to the skills necessary to learn to love them the way he does. After that, a quick conversation about keeping water clean finishes up the chat. Finally, Jonathan and Mark then have a quick conversation about how a camp location can affect your comfort.

Show Notes:

Nick’s website is http://www.nickofthewoods.com and you can find his meetup group at http://www.meetup.com/Wilderness-Adventure-Group

If you’re interested in DD Hammocks’ ultralight hammock stand, here is a link to it in Amazon.

Here’s that article about real and sham bushcraft: http://masterwoodsman.com/2015/real-sham-survival-bushcraft/

Check out the cooking videos for Mr. Babelfish5

If you’re interested in the Katadyn that Nick uses, here it is.

Jonathan’s Katadyn BeFree water filter can be found here on Amazon.

Finally, Mark’s Sawyer MIni system can be found here on Amazon.

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!