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,

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.

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  1. The most important item to pass along to those interested in hammocking & hammock camping in where to find useful information. I always steer people to Hammock Forums, The Ultimate Hang, & of course your podcasts. With this information they can be well on their way to hanging in the trees.

    • I’d have to agree Dan. Just getting into hammock camping, especially if you aren’t out with someone more experienced, can be a little intimidating. I learned a lot from Shug and the other You Tube channels. It’s nice to have a visual when you are just starting out.
      Thanks for listening.


    wao just find you channel. i am a female and i love hammock i be camping in a rv campinggrownd but last year i just decided to camping in a forest near when i leave and i went solo and love it . never did that and i enjoy it so much being in nature. would like to know of more place where you can do this and be legal. and if could be free more better for me.

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