This month’s episode includes a great conversation between Mark, Jonathan, and Marc Bohmann from Teton Hammocks, an up-and-coming cottage manufacturer of hammocks and hammock supplies. We answer the question, is there still room in the market for a new entrant in the hammocks game, and if so what kind of business do they need to be? After a lively discussion about engineering for sideways rain, we finish up with a chat about winter foods for camping and backpacking.

Mark and Jonathan revisit an old story – site selection. With more news articles about folks being hurt by choosing rotten trees, it’s important to remember to pay attention to the trees that we connect to for camping.

Finally, we know you’ve all been waiting for a review of the Chameleon, and we have it for you. Jonathan and Mark talk about their experiences with the new Chameleon from Dutchware.

Show Notes and Links:

Here’s a link at hammockforums.net for the upcoming HangCon in Ocala National Forest in January.

If you’d like to learn more about the mother who was paralyzed in the freak hammocking accident, you can read what appears to be the original source article.

If you want to try brewing your own cocoa instead of coffee, here’s a link to Amazon to buy the Crio Brew Cocoa.

If you want to use whoopie hooks to make your whoopie slings more modular, here’s a link to Dutch’s site.

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In this episode, Mark and Jonathan talk with Grant Doner, otherwise known in hiking circles as Cannibal. A hiker and hanger who has been around the hammock camping community for almost a decade, Grant shares his experiences promoting 4-season hammock camping and backpacking around the country.

After that, Jonathan and Mark chat about long distance hiking and their dreams for the future.

Show Notes and Links:

Check out (and feel free to edit/update) that Wikipedia page on Long Trails in the US.

Go to 4:00 – this is that video from the Linville Gorge that Shug mentioned, where Stormcrow eats a slug.

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. As always, thanks so much for hanging around!

On this month’s episode, Mark and Jonathan get a chance to have a great conversation with a true veteran of the industry, Adam Hurst from Hammock Gear. He talks about his experience camping and backpacking, his experience getting started in the industry and introducing different insulating products into the market, and his ideas for new products. We also chat about Hammock Gear and its role as a cottage vendor in a growing industry. Finally, we finish with a chat about how we make sure we’re prepared to (gasp) “go to ground”.

Mark and Jonathan talk about dealing with critters, and then do a short product review of the Katadyn BeFree portable water filter.

Show Notes and Links:

Here’s that video from Shug, Setting up a Hammock and Tarp on the Ground.

Jonathan uses an Ursack instead of hanging a bear bag, you can get that here.

Finally, here is a link to the Katadyn BeFree water filtration system.

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This month is an oportunity to talk about adventure – Jonathan and Mark get a chance to talk with Jimmy McSparron (also known as trekkingnut) about his life as an adventurer in Peru, the Andes, and all over the world. A Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and operator of TrekkingNut Expeditions, Jimmy has visited over 31 countries and is the brand ambassador for Hennessy Hammock and Craghoppers. Listen as we hear about some of his experiences in the wild, and how he leads a life of adventure in the wild.

After our chat with Jimmy, Jonathan and Mark talk about some hammock camping “Life Hacks” and how they make our life a little better in surprising ways. Send your ideas to [email protected] for the opportunity to be featured on a future episode!

Show Notes and Links:

Learn more about the KaPoc Tree at its WikiPedia article.

Watch Jimmy get his paed tidt tattoo in his YouTube video.

Here’s a link to the Garmin Inreach SE+ two-way satellite tracker Jimmy mentions that he uses when he travels in the wilderness.

This month’s show sponsor is Audible, an online purveyor of over 200,000 audiobooks and other forms of audio content, available to listen to on your smartphone or other device of choice. For a free 30-day trial, go to https://hyohpodcast.com/audible and subscribe. You can cancel any time in the first 30 days and keep your first audiobook as a thanks for trying the product!

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. As always, thanks so much for hanging around!

06. June 2017 · Comments Off on Episode 21 – Right Place, Right Time · Categories: Uncategorized

Wow, what a busy month! We start out with an interview of Brandon Waddy from Warbonnet Hammocks, in Evergreen Colorado. Starting camping as a teenager, a college friend introduced him to hammock camping, and the rest is a history that you get to hear about in this month’s podcast. After telling us about his business and his own personal backpacking kit, Mark and Jonathan chat with Brandon about the fun stuff we do in our downtime after arriving in camp.

Next, we move on to a discussion about the Amok Draumr and other 90 Degree hammocks, and some of the positives and negatives of this particular type of product line.

In this month’s new product review segment, Mark tells Jonathan about a prototype of the “HangTime Hook”, a ridgeline device holder designed to solve the problem of how to do in-hammock entertainment.

Finally, congratulations to Jacob Paquette, the winner of last month’s drawing for a Tato Gear Stove. Thanks everyone for participating and sharing your thoughts on our social media channels.

Show Notes and Links:

The new and improved MSR Pocket Rocket can be found on Amazon here: MSR Pocket Rocket 2

If you’re interested in checking out the prototype of the Hangtime hook before he starts a kickstarter, you can contact the owner here on facebook or send him an email at [email protected].

Finally, here’s a link to the Garmin Inreach SE+ two-way satellite tracker Ashley mentions in the listener comments.

This month’s show sponsor is Audible, an online purveyor of over 200,000 audiobooks and other forms of audio content, available to listen to on your smartphone or other device of choice. For a free 30-day trial, go to https://hyohpodcast.com/audible and subscribe. You can cancel any time in the first 30 days and keep your first audiobook as a thanks for trying the product!

As always, we are also inviting comments and suggestions on our Facebook page – like us there at http://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. As always, thanks so much for hanging around!