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And the winners are!


I recently learned about a great competition for outdoor products being made in America. The American Made Outdoor Gear Award is the brainchild of the paddling firm Kokatat, where 150 members of our extended American family have been making all things … Continue reading

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The one thing we all require


Nothing enforces utility like backpacking. We just got back from hiking up to the Necklace Valley.  During the steep stretch of the hike, we gained 2600 feet of elevation in two miles.  It makes me tired just writing that.  When … Continue reading

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How to hike like an American without breaking a sweat


Hiking is a trifecta for me. I get to exercise my somewhat rotund body. I get to see beauty in the form of mountains, trees, animals and flowers. And best of all, I get to spend lots of time with my son.  … Continue reading

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