Congrats to our Photo Contest Winner on Aug 20th 2016
There’s no doubting the Deep Jungle’s cred. When British explorer Ed Stafford walked the length of the Amazon River in 2008 – a feat that earned him a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records – it was the tent he brought with him, made by the family-owned company on Galiano Island, in British Columbia. For that reason – along with its featherweight and its quick assembly – it will appeal to hard-core campers. But there’s much for lazers to like, too. Think of falling asleep in a hammock on a lazy summer day. Then imagine you have a mosquito cover to keep the bugs away, a fly above you to shield you from rain and an insulation pad underneath you to keep you warm. Logistically, you’ll need to find trees or some other secure post to tie the hammock to. And obviously, given its size, you’re not bringing kids along. But putting it up can be done in only a few minutes, and you’ll sleep like a baby with no worries of ever having a tree root digging into your back.
Hennessy Hammock at the winter Outdoor Retailer
January 7 - 10, 2016
Salt Lake City, UTRead more
Once again Tom and his crew are gearing up for Trail Days in Damascus. Virginia, May 15-17.
Trail Days is an annual gathering of hikers from all along the Appalachian Trail. Up to 6000 attendees gather for a weekend of rejoining their friends from past hikes, listening to blue grass music, enjoying Southern cooking, attending conferences and special events such as speakers and films, and getting deals on all the latest backpacking gear.
The Town of Damascus rallies for the event every year. Tom will be showing off some of his newest models. He arrives with the team on Thursday afternoon and stays until Sunday afternoon offering super deals.Read more
Tom was invited to attend the March 5- 8 Asian Pacific Region Scout Shop Conference at Yangmingshan National Park near Taipei, Taiwan.
Representatives of many Asia Pacific countries including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, the Philippines, the Maldives and Mongolia were in attendance. Tom demonstrated the Expedition Classic and the attendees were fascinated by the automatic closing bottom entry, the way the hammock could be folded into a chair and the comfort.Read more
Ed Stafford describes the contents of his rucksack as he attempts to become the first person to walk the entire length of the Amazon River
As Luke and I dipped our toes in the Pacific Ocean to start the transcontinental walk that would take us over the Andes and down the length of the Amazon River, we could hardly stand up. ‘Your pack is ridiculous!’ I mocked. It looked like Luke had an overflowing garden shed strapped to his back.
‘You can talk,’ he retorted. ‘Look at your shoulder straps, they’re torn already.’ It was true: the first day of a two-year expedition and I’d ripped the top shoulder adjuster clean off the harness.
We had more than 45 kilograms in each of our packs: a sign of our lack of any notion of what lay ahead and what we would need to tackle it...Read more