05. March 2017 · Comments Off on Episode 18 – Best of Both Worlds · Categories: Uncategorized

In this episode, our hosts get a chance to talk about a new take on hanging from the trees – not a hammock, but not a tent. Alex Shirley-Smith from Tentsile shares with us his experiences in designing tents as portable tree houses. With a love of trees in his youth that was inspired by the Ewok Villages of Star Wars VI and a desire for preservation, Alex began a career architecting treehouses. Since then, he’s moved on to portable tree houses – tents under tension, straddling three trees. We talk about the solution and how it might bring the social benefits of tenting to the physical benefits of hanging, along with the obvious value of cupholders in a tent. Finally, Alex shares his concerns about the environment, and how his company is actively trying to plant new forests to offset the destruction of trees around the world.

Mark and Jonathan also discuss the challenges of getting a comfortable, flat lay in a traditional hammock, and have some tips on how to hang at an angle, and how to get that perfect pitch, even for a side sleeper.

Show Notes:

Check out someone’s tentsile stingray clone that they shared with Ripstop By the Roll: https://ripstopbytheroll.com/pages/customer-project-tenstile-stingray-clone

Here is a great link to Derek Hanson’s visual guide to getting a perfect hang in your hammock: http://theultimatehang.com/2012/06/tips-for-pitch-perfect-hammock-camping/

Acknowledgements go this month to our episode sponsors – Dutchware Gear, specializing in hammock camping accessories. Check out their updated website at https://www.dutchwaregear.com, which now includes products from http://www.makeyourgear.com. Finally thanks to Yukon Outfitters, a Tennessee-based manufacturer of hammock camping gear and a line of outdoors-related products. Listen to the episode for a 15% off coupon code to use at https://www.yukon-outfitters.com!

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!

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: 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 – 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.

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 are really enjoying our podcast and want to see us reach our goal of two podcasts per episode, please be sure to become a patron at https://www.patreon.com/hyohpodcast. If you’d rather not become a monthly patron but would still like to buy Mark and Jonathan a cup of coffee, go to https://paypal.me/hyohpocast to make a one-time donation. As always, thanks so much for hanging around!

palmetto_state_hangers_jpgIn this episode Mark and Jonathan get to talk to Gresh and Junebug about their experiences starting up the world’s first social club organized to support hammock campers. If you’ve ever been to a group hang, or thought about taking it to the next level, this is the podcast for you – they discuss why and how they created the PSH, and many of the options available to campers who want to “hang together”.

We also discuss food options for car camping for groups, and then Mark and Jonathan chat about some of the suspension choices available to the modern hanger and a few reasons why you might not want to stick with the stock suspension supplied with the hammock you just got as a gift from your significant other.

Acknowledgements go this month to 2 episode sponsors – Haute Hammock, a designer of fine hammock-related t-shirts who are currently running a special kickstarter campaign with some amazing new designs. Also thanks to Yukon Outfitters, a Tennessee-based manufacturer of hammock camping gear, along with a line of outdoors-related products.

Show Notes:

The best way to learn more about the PSH is to visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/PalmettoStateHangers.

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 are really enjoying our podcast and want to see us reach our goal of two podcasts per episode, please be sure to become a patron at https://www.patreon.com/hyohpodcast. If you’d rather not become a monthly patron but would still like to buy Mark and Jonathan a cup of coffee, go to https://paypal.me/hyohpocast to make a one-time donation. As always, thanks so much for hanging around!

05. December 2016 · Comments Off on Episode 15: Without a Trace · Categories: Uncategorized

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This month’s episode brings us Ben Lawhon, Education Director for the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Mark and Jonathan get a chance to chat with Ben about the LNT mindset, and how Hammock Camping fits into backcountry and frontcountry visits (hint: it’s great!). We learn a little more with a quick review of the 7 principles, and how to have a “teaching moment” during an encounter with another person.  After a discussion about dispersed camping, we finish off with some ideas about how to approach local land managers about supporting hammocks and hammock camping in their jurisdiction.

Mark and Jonathan also discuss the idea of using milkweed instead of down as an insulation source for cooler-weather camping.

Acknowledgements go this month to 2 episode sponsors – Haute Hammock, a designer of fine hammock-related t-shirts, and Yukon Outfitters, a Tennessee-based manufacturer of hammock camping gear, along with a line of outdoors-related products. Listen to our episode for significant discount codes on your next order, including a special rate for the upcoming holiday season!

Show Notes:

If you want to reach out to the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, here is a link to their website where you can contact them.
Here’s a link to the Gizmodo.com article about milkweed pods, along with a link to the company in Quebec actually making product, Chlorophylle.

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 are really enjoying our podcast and want to see us reach our goal of two podcasts per episode, please be sure to become a patron at https://www.patreon.com/hyohpodcast. If you’d rather not become a monthly patron but would still like to buy Mark and Jonathan a cup of coffee, go to https://paypal.me/hyohpocast to make a one-time donation. Thanks so much for hanging around!

07. November 2016 · Comments Off on Episode 14 – Opportunity from Failure · Categories: Uncategorized

yukonlogoThis month’s episode brings us Adam and Preston, the co-founders of the successful brand of hammocks and accessories, Yukon Outfitters. After discussing Adam and Preston’s experience in hiking and backpacking, Jonathan and Mark get a chance to ask about how they got into business, and how they progressed from a low-cost brand on Woot! to a national brand manufactured in the U.S., in their home state of Tennessee. Finally, Preston and Adam share a few stories about their experiences, talk about making new products and doing DIY in a factory, and then share some thoughts with our listeners about what’s important to them – family and the outdoors.

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 significant discount code on your next order, including a great rate for the upcoming holiday season!

Show Notes:

Here’s a link to a heavy conversation about being a gram weenie in the HF: https://hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/129509-Ultralight-Bigotry

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 are really enjoying our podcast and want to see us reach our goal of two podcasts per episode, please be sure to become a patron at https://www.patreon.com/hyohpodcast. If you’d rather not become a monthly patron but would still like to buy Mark and Jonathan a cup of coffee, go to https://paypal.me/hyohpocast to make a one-time donation. Thanks so much for hanging around!