IMG_9832.JPGIn this episode Mark and Jonathan have a chance to talk with Paul Gibson, owner and founder of Arrowhead Equipment. An avid backpacker and fisherman, Paul chats with us about his background in hammock camping and his experiences starting a business in a nascent industry such as hammock camping. He also shares his thoughts about being a cottage vendor, why that’s important, and some of the products that he has been working on recently. We also talk about some “cool hangs” that we’ve done.

Mark and Jonathan also discuss ticks and the Alpha Gal allergy, and how to avoid tick bites and some of the nasty diseases that they carry.

Show notes:
The radio lab episode on Alpha Gal can be found here: http://www.radiolab.org/story/alpha-gal/

The battery/lantern available on Amazon.com can be found at http://amzn.to/2i7cJim

A link to Arrowhead Equipment’s kit product can be found here:Ā http://bit.ly/1IKAruv

Permethrin at Amazon can be found in spray as well as higher concentrated bottles, here: http://amzn.to/2kh3Cip. If soaking, be sure to reduce the concentration to less than 5%.

Acknowledgements go this month to our episode sponsors ā€“ Dutchware Gear, specializing in hammock camping accessories. Check out their kickstarter at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/703694747/chameleon-hammock-by-dutchware. Also Haute Hammock, a designer of hammock-related t-shirts. Check out their amazing designs at www.hautehammock.com and use their discount code HYOH15 at checkout. Finally thanks to Yukon Outfitters, a Tennessee-based manufacturer of hammock camping gear and a line of outdoors-related products.

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4 Comments

  1. I will make 5$ donation if you can go a FULL podcast with OUT saying ” And All ”
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    Id love to understand why it is said so often ? I figure if I understand it .. It may reduce my annoyance
    Other than that … I love the Podcast !

    • Thanks for the love! You’re going to get a few more “and all’s” I’m afraid – it’s a part of the vocal fry you get from Long Islanders and much tougher to edit out than all of my “um’s”, I’m afraid.

      – Jonathan

  2. Brian Winburn

    Sheltowee Hammock Co. had a neat package including insulation. Check out the Sheltowee Boone Zip. Super nice guy too. I think the tarp is separate though.

    • Hey there, hadn’t seen that one before. Thanks for sharing, I really like the integrated underquilt.