Sintax77 Profile PicThis month, Jonathan gets a chance to interview Shawn Crawford, also known as Sintax77, in person while on a business trip in Philadelphia, PA. Jonathan and Mark chat with Shawn about his experiences backpacking, camping, doing videography, and his move from traditional tent camping to hammock camping. Shawn gives some helpful hints on how to prepare for and bring your spouse camping, and we discuss the merits of a top quilt versus using a sleeping bag. You can find Sintax77 here at his website, or else be entertained by checking out his videos here, at his youtube channel.

Following onto the interview, Jonathan and Mark discuss the effects of being a “cold sleeper” and a “warm sleeper” on how a hammock camper might choose their gear for winter camping.