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New Year, New Gear: 5 Signs It's Time to Repair or Replace Your Outerwear

Posted by Ellie B. on 1/12/2022
New Year, New Gear: 5 Signs It's Time to Repair or Replace Your Outerwear
The new year is a great opportunity to lay plans and set goals, and if you are planning an active outdoor season, you should take the time to go through your outerwear and other gear. Money is tight for many people right now, but that doesn’t

Fly Fishing vs Spin Fishing: What Is the Difference?

Posted by Ellie B. on 12/17/2021
Fly Fishing vs Spin Fishing: What Is the Difference?
When it comes to freshwater fishing as a sport, there are two primary types: spin fishing and fly fishing. 

5 Things to Know Before Planning Your Next Outdoor Trek

Posted by Ellie B. on 12/7/2021
5 Things to Know Before Planning Your Next Outdoor Trek
Although you may believe trekking is easy (since you’re essentially walking), things aren’t always so simple. A successful trek relies on a sufficient level of fitness, pre-trip planning, and the necessary equipment.

Winter Hiking Prep: Places to Go & Things to Know

Posted by Ellie B. on 11/15/2021
Winter Hiking Prep: Places to Go & Things to Know
Whether you’re headed out to the Jud Wiebe Trail in Colorado, Acadia National Park in Maine, or the Watchman Trail in Zion National Park, Utah, for winter hiking this season, make sure you’re fully prepared. Here are some things to keep in mind!

5 Tips for Shooting Breathtaking Fall Foliage

Posted by Ellie B. on 10/28/2021
5 Tips for Shooting Breathtaking Fall Foliage
Whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer, fall is a season that promises to be full of artistic inspiration. In many places, it’s the ideal time to get out of the studio and into nature. 

Best Fly Fishing near Seattle: Locations & Preparations

Posted by Ellie B. on 9/23/2021
Best Fly Fishing near Seattle: Locations & Preparations
Based in or around Seattle? Love to go fly fishing, or want to try your hand at it? We’ve got some great tips for you!

Back-to-School with a DIY Backpack

Posted by Ellie B. on 8/23/2021
Back-to-School with a DIY Backpack
If you didn't know before, making your own backpack is easy! A DIY backpack will test your resourcefulness and creativity, and ignite a child-like sense of adventure every time you step outside. 

Trekking the Beaches, Mountains, and Valleys of the Olympic Peninsula

Posted by Ellie B. on 7/21/2021
Trekking the Beaches, Mountains, and Valleys of the Olympic Peninsula
There's only one place in the world where beaches, mountains, and valleys all come together to create 922,651 acres of diverse wilderness. This unique region is richly baked with American history and contains a multi-layered ecosystem, including glaciated mountains, rain forests, and more than 70 miles of wild coastline. 

South Africa: The Backpacker’s Land of Plenty

Posted by Ellie B. on 6/25/2021
South Africa: The Backpacker’s Land of Plenty
The southern tip of Africa has a rich backpacking scene that offers an amazing diversity not only of animal life, but also of landscape.

How to Spring Clean Your Outdoor Gear

Posted by Ellie B. on 4/9/2021
How to Spring Clean Your Outdoor Gear
Springtime is finally in the air, and your outdoor gear is getting ready to get dusted and start exploring the great outdoors. Odds are you store away your dirty and grimy outdoor gear in some forgotten corner of your garage or closet. Come spring, and your must-have gear is still covered in some nasty stuff. So, instead of tossing your precious gear away, here are some quick tips on how to spring clean your outdoor gear. 

Outdoor Gear Prep for Your Favorite Springtime Activities

Posted by Ellie B. on 3/3/2021
Outdoor Gear Prep for Your Favorite Springtime Activities
Springtime season is just around the corner, and you know what that means: time to go fishing, climbing, and biking -- no wonder why these are the top three outdoor activities during springtime. In the next few weeks, you’ll find yourself with plenty of time to do some deep spring cleaning of all your outdoor gear. Plus, you’ll also have some spare time to DIY the right gear using our outdoor fabrics. 

Car Camping: 6 Tips for Turning Your Ride into a Tent

Posted by Ellie B. on 1/20/2021 to News
Car Camping: 6 Tips for Turning Your Ride into a Tent
Whether you’re just camping at a trail head before the big hike or you want to turn your vehicle into a mobile command center, here are some tips for transforming your ride into a cozy camper.

DIY Outdoor Gifts for the Outdoorsman (& Woman!)

Posted by Ellie B. on 12/14/2020
DIY Outdoor Gifts for the Outdoorsman (& Woman!)
The outdoor enthusiasts in our lives have been stuck at home too long in 2020. Many are itching to get outside in the New Year, and if you're crafty, you can support those sentiments by gifting some DIY outdoor gear. 

Showing Gratitude to Nature this Thanksgiving

Posted by Ellie B. on 11/13/2020
Showing Gratitude to Nature this Thanksgiving
We often talk about "nature versus nurture", but what about when nature is that which nurtures your soul? For many of us outdoorsmen and women, nature is something which brings us peace, solace, and awe year-round. A trip to the mountains is like a holy pilgrimage, a reacquaintance with our roots. 

Caring for Your DIY Nylon Hammock

Posted by Ellie B. on 10/30/2020
Caring for Your DIY Nylon Hammock
The great outdoors has been calling to many this year, and lying in a hammock is the best way to enjoy beautiful weather and lazy days outside. Hammock camping has become a popular pastime, and many have even experimented with making DIY hammocks out of high-quality nylon fabric.

4 Essential Fabrics for Pacific Northwest Weather

Posted by Ellie B. on 10/21/2020
4 Essential Fabrics for Pacific Northwest Weather

Here Comes the Sun is not a song often sung in the Pacific Northwest, mostly due to the fact that cold, rainy, high-wind weather tends to be a permanent fixture in the region. The stunning scenery packed with evergreen trees comes at a cost, and that cost is often comfortable temperatures. Still, you don’t want the weather to stop you from enjoying the many outdoor adventures Oregon and Washington have to offer. 


5 Reasons to MYOG

Posted by Ellie B. on 9/30/2020 to News
5 Reasons to MYOG

Hiking and camping are all about enjoying the beauty of nature while doing a good thing for your mental and physical health. Two of the most natural and beneficial activities out there, hiking and camping shouldn’t have to cost a fortune.

Pandemic-Friendly Water Activities for the Summer

Posted by Ellie B. on 8/17/2020
Pandemic-Friendly Water Activities for the Summer
The pandemic threw a wrench in many of our summer plans, from vacations, to weddings, to sports, to the everyday activities we used to take for granted. Yet, that doesn’t mean all summer fun must be canceled!

Safe Camping Practices During COVID-19

Posted by Ellie B. on 7/24/2020
Safe Camping Practices During COVID-19
If you’ve been cooped up in quarantine for a while now, you’re probably dying to get back outdoors. This is doubly true if you’re a diehard camper. Nearly 85% of Americans plan to road trip this summer, and searches for camping are highest they’ve been since 2011.

Safe Hiking Practices During COVID-19

Posted by Ellie B. on 6/18/2020
Safe Hiking Practices During COVID-19
If you’re an avid hiker and you’ve been cooped up inside thanks to COVID-19, you’ve no doubt been hankering for a hike even more than usual lately.

RV Staycation: Making "At Home" Feel Like It's "Away"

Posted by Megan G. on 5/26/2020 to News
RV Staycation: Making
With the current global situation around COVID-19, vacation options are pretty limited, to say the least.

How To Go Camping… In Your Own Backyard!

Posted by Megan G. on 4/22/2020
How To Go Camping… In Your Own Backyard!
If you and your family love the great outdoors, chances are you’re a little despondent right now.

DIY Face Masks: How to Do Good With Your Sewing Skills

Posted by Megan G. on 4/2/2020

Island Marooning Must-Haves

Posted by Megan G. on 2/27/2020
Island Marooning Must-Haves
Quick, name the first four things you’d hope to have with you if you were marooned on a remote island. 

Adventures in Campfire Cooking

Posted by Megan G. on 2/11/2020
Adventures in Campfire Cooking
Whether it’s toasted marshmallows, pancakes cooked on a griddle, or just a bubbling pot of chili, there’s something about camping that makes food taste better. 
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