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!

05. February 2018 · Comments Off on Episode 29 – Live From Hangcon 2018 · Categories: Uncategorized

This month, Mark and Jonathan travel to Ocala National Forest in Florida for the Hangcon 2018 group hang. We did a live recording of the episode this month, chatting about the future of hammock camping with a couple of folks you might recall: Gresh and Spiguyver, as well as a new guest: Tripsmith. After our initial conversation, we chat with everyone about what they’d like to see in the future, and then finally the stuff they do/don’t take with them on a backpacking or camping trip. While a little bit colder than expected, it was a great podcast recording and tons of fun meeting folks there who have listened to our podcast in the past. Thanks so much to the organizers of the group hang, Gumbo and Timberr, who put so much effort into making this a great experience for everyone.

Show Notes:

You can reach Gresh at greshoutdoors.com, which forwards visitors to his public facebook page.

You can view Spiguyver’s reviews and videos on his youtube.com channel, available here.

You can view Tripsmith’s camping and kayaking videos on his youtube.com channel, available here, or by emailing him at [email protected]

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!

08. January 2018 · Comments Off on Episode 28 – Adventure with a mission! · Categories: Uncategorized

This month’s episode brings us an interview with the founders of Sierra Madre Research, a hammock design company with some interesting designs for their hammocks. Richard and Juli Rhett tell Mark and Jonathan about their company, some of their interesting designs, and how they got into hammock camping as an avocation and an important part of their personal mission – helping others get access to clean water. Finally, we get to learn a little bit about what happened to get Juli and Richard onto the set of Shark Tank.

After the interview, Jonathan and Mark discuss the possibility that social media may be driving the overuse of our trails, and stand on a soapbox about LNT. Sorry about that, listeners….

Show Notes:

Here’s a link to the Shark Tank episode and notes on ABC (you might not be able to watch the episode: http://abc.go.com/shows/shark-tank/episode-guide/season-9/01-season-9-premiere-episode-1

Check our facebook page on Saturday, January 13th at https://facebook.com/hyohpodcast to see if we have enough bandwidth for a live podcast on Sunday.

Here’s a link that provides instructions on removing geolocation data from those pictures of your awesome hangs before you post them on social media: https://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/remove-location-data-from-your-photos-before-sharing-th-1593773810

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!