In this episode, Jonathan and Mark welcome an amazing guest co-host! Melanie Lamere, known as lilprincess in Hammock Forums, leads a round-table conversation with Junebug, Baja, Connie, Colleen, and Sue about their experiences and concerns as women when they go hammock camping. After talking about their experiences, they discuss the idea of “packing to your fears”. If you have a spouse or daughter you would like to introduce to hammock camping, this is the episode to share with them!

After the round table, Mark, Melanie and Jonathan discuss the costs of hammock camping, how they sometimes build up, and how a frugal camper can avoid spending a lot of money at once.

Acknowledgements go this month to 2 episode sponsors – Haute Hammock, a fine purveyor of hammock-related t-shirt designs, and Yukon Outfitters, a US-based manufacturer of hammock camping gear, along with a line of outdoors-related products. Listen to our episode for a discount code on your next order!

Show Notes:

Backpacking Adventures discusses the idea of “packing to your fears” in this interesting blog article.

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  1. I couldn’t hear clearly the name of the tee shirt source you mentioned at the end. I sent email asking for that an the promo code again. But that email bounced back. So asking here.

  2. Cheers to the Venturing leader!! Keep on spreading the word!