Funniest Mishaps Experienced By Adventurers Across the Country

Ah, life on the trail and in the mountains. It’s beautiful, it’s challenging, it’s...whoops, not supposed to go that way!? If you love the outdoors, you’ve undoubtedly run into scenarios where your adventure hasn’t gone exactly as planned. You forget to bring an essential piece of gear, wildlife intervenes in unexpected ways, or the weather, trail, adventure partner, or whatever just...

Biking 4,000 Miles Across The US

A WAKE UP CALL The 5AM alarm goes off, along with 25 others; starting the morning symphony. A sound that was oh so irritating a couple of weeks ago. Now? It’s normal. I reach for a pair of chamois and jersey (whichever one is least smelly). I gather my small collection of belongings, stuff them in a bag and rush to the trailer, no one wants to be the last one to arrive and have the whole...

Around The Fire

Every good fire needs a starter kit, a spark and fuel to sustain it. We know that getting a fire going isn't always easy but once you have a spark, if you continue to kindle it that spark will become a flame. Our team is committed to workingat keeping this fire bright, shining and warmfor all those around us to enjoy. SUPPORTING LOCAL Now more than ever is so important to shop and support local...

A Summer Spent Chasing Slippery Gold

I don’t think many people refer to salmon as “slippery gold” but after spending three months on a fishing boat, I quickly learned that the more fish you caught, the larger the paycheck would be. Just about 5 years ago a friend of mine from high school reached out and made me an offer I couldn’t find any reason not to accept. His father had one open spot on his 58ft seining vessel and it...

Behind the Lens: Guatemala

Even though we are home, we can still dream of faraway places, right?Join us on a trip through our past adventures to help us all look forward to the future. Adventure #1:Antigua, Guatemala We spent a few days exploring the city of Antigua. What better way to explore than by jumping on a quad! You can zip your way around the city, or you can climb the sides of the surrounding mountains for some...

New Zealand By Van (And Feet)

By now, I have a pretty good grasp on living out of different rigs. Before I moved into my VW Vanagon to explore the west coast's climbing and skiing, I would rent Subaru Outbacks on work trips so that I could sleep in the back on weekends and see more of what Alaska's coastlines and interior had to offer. Over the years, the small spaces have become home, but that's not the only reason we chose...

One Step Back, Two Steps Forward.

It’s ok to feel confused, unsure and without answers. It’s ok to feel anxious, upset and bitter.  We are in the midst of a pandemic that none of us have ever experienced before. All of our lives have been abruptly interrupted.  We were supposed to be slashing spring pow, hitting the pond skim, planning mud season trips, going to the desert for some early-season hiking, or just...

How To Have a Successful First Backpacking Experience with Your Child

Getting your kids out into the backcountry with you can be one of the most rewarding experiences you can have as a parent. Hiking by day and reading bedtime stories (by headlamp) in a tent by night will create fond memories of exploring the outdoors. That being said, the first time out is the make it or break it trip. If it goes well, you will most likely have yourself a backpacking buddy for...

Behind the Lens: Norway

Even though we are home, we can still dream of faraway places, right? Join us on a trip through our past adventures to help us all look forward to the future. Adventure #1: Inste Kongen (Island of Senja, Norway) Bagging peaks and pushing boundaries. The NEW Paragon and Maven are the perfect fit (literally!) for any adventure you take on. SHOP PARAGON & MAVEN Adventure #2: Ersfjord Beach...

Keep Your Gear Like New: Cleaning, Repair, and Storage Tips

After a few days in the great outdoors, the last thing you want to do when you finally get home is tackle the task of cleaning your gear—we get it. But, as any outdoor enthusiast knows, gear is pricey stuff—and that’s if you buy it once. However, putting in just a little bit of time and effort into keeping your gear cleaned, fixed, and stored properly has big impact on its lifespan and...