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BCA Snow Study Kit – Essential and Powerful Backcountry Toolkit

BCA Snow Study Kit

BCA Snow Study Kit – Essential and Powerful Backcountry Toolkit Wil Rickards Why study snow? Let’s start by saying riding the backcountry will never be safe; there are always plenty of hazards to come to terms with. Mitigating those risks is a large part of riding in wild places, after-all, there is no one else to do that work for

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Caltopo – Why you need to check this mapping software out

Up to date, UTM (1-kilometer grids), set your contours, scale, and slope angles. A handy tool.

Caltopo – Why you need to check this mapping software out  Wil Rickards   Does this sound familiar? You have pored over a particular map in silent wonder, and it has fueled your imagination. Navigation is one of the cornerstones of safe adventures. And, while it is not a typical topic of conversation at a cocktail party, I find it

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Sustainability Talk: NEMO Shows Sustainability is for Small Brands Too

NEMO received REI’s Vendor Partner of the Year Award in 2018 for customer service, product quality and sustainable business practices

Sustainability Talk: NEMO Shows Sustainability is for Small Brands Too Marca Hagenstad  January, 2020 NEMO’s fundamental belief is that adventure makes us better human beings, giving us purpose and perspective. Their goal is to design the most creative gear to improve the experience of adventure. The name “NEMO” started out as an acronym for “New England MOuntain Equipment” and was

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Sustainability Talk: Hydro Flask’s Award-Winning Innovation

Hydro Flask Headquarters in Bend, OR

Sustainability Talk: Hydro Flask’s Award-Winning Innovation Marca Hagenstad Hydro Flask started the revolution in vacuum insulated bottles. They modernized bulky old thermos designs by making them lighter, leak-proof, ergonomically comfortable and aesthetic. I wanted to learn more about the company founded on innovation since innovation is key to finding sustainable solutions. Hydro Flask’s Lucas Alberg and Indigo Teiwes agreed to

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Let’s talk about minimalist shoes: What are they great for?

minimalist shoesBritish Music Festival living. Who needs “wellies”? Anyone for Z Treks? Deershed Festival, Yorkshire, England.

Let’s talk about minimalist shoes: What are they great for?   Have you ever been pummeled by nature? Surfers know what I mean. Whitewater kayakers know what I mean? Heck, just about every outdoor adventurer knows what I mean. One of the things I love about our tribe is we learn it is wise to work WITH rather than AGAINST

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