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Author Archives: Mark Ranum

Mark is an outdoor adventure seeker, living in the beautiful state of Michigan. He loves trekking hundreds of miles through the wilderness, whether on two feet or two wheels, always looking for the next new trail or road to see where it will take him.

10-day Eco-Adventure to Sabah Borneo – Giveaway

Forsake Partners with Fellow Outdoor and Travel Brands Forsake, creators of footwear that blends comfort, performance and style through functional design and practical technology, is thrilled to partner with the Sabah Tourism Board and Sticky Rice Travel, to give away a 10-day eco-trip for two to Sabah, Borneo. Sticky Rice Travel is a boutique travel agency based in Kota Kinabalu, ...

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Osprey TrailKit Review

Traditional duffel bags are generally speaking, the go to bags for hauling around gear. But they’re not without their problems, often lacking functional organization and mostly deficient in any form of carrying comfort. To improve on these drawbacks Osprey has come out with the TrailKit organizational duffel. The bag is designed to offer greater functionality and more comfort than the traditional ...

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Ruffwear’s 2018 Spring Product Line

Ruffwear’s Spring 2018 product line is now available with products designed to enhance outdoor adventures for canine athletes and their human companions. From a campsite dog-hitching system to products that make everyday adventures easier and cleaner, Ruffwear products strengthen our Connections Built to Last. Connections Built to Last A climbing rope is a central component of rock climbing, perhaps the most ...

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Running the Streets of Tokyo to the Summit of Mt. Nabewari – Watch

Columbia Sportswear recently brought together two company employees from across the globe to test the 2018 Columbia Montrail trail running collection in Tokyo, Japan. Their unique gear testing journey was documented in this scenic piece of content called “Road to Trail”. Ray Ueda from the Japan Marketing team and Sandrine Christin from the France Operations office trekked from the busy streets of ...

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Free Country and Fresh Air Fund Partnership

Purchase a Cool T-Shirt and Support a Great Cause Free Country is continuing their goal to make the outdoors accessible for everyone through a new partnership with the New York-based not-for-profit organization The Fresh Air Fund. As a part of the partnership, they have designed a new limited edition tee shirt from which 100% of the proceeds will support free summer ...

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Pacific Crest Trail Association Opens 2018 P3 Hiker Application

Ten Hikers Will Be Selected to be One Voice for the Trail The Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) P3 Program is live, and they are seeking thru-hikers who are interested in taking on a small stewardship role for the trail. P3 (Protect, Preserve, and Promote) is a joint effort between the PCTA and corporate sponsors Osprey and Salomon. Through this ...

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Mammut’s Product Innovations Win Big At ISPO

At the world’s largest multi-segment trade fair, ISPO Munich, Mammut has won four ISPO awards for product innovations in the outdoor and snow sport categories. The Nordwand HS Flex jacket from the Eiger Extreme collection was rated best in class by an international jury of 45 experts, who selected it as Gold Winner. The roots of the Swiss outdoor company ...

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Pico Arm Chair Review

Pico Arm Chair

Traveling with chairs is always a difficult task, due to their weight and their size. The first thing that seems to go when challenged with an over stuffed vehicle or deciding on just how many items you want to haul to the game, the camp fire or that backyard cookout, is our comfortable chairs. I am here to tell you ...

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Picky Bars Launches New Performance Oatmeal

Oregon-based energy bar company expands product line to introduce a performance oatmeal fit for athletes. Picky Bars—the Oregon-based energy bar company founded by professional athletes Jesse Thomas, Lauren Fleshman, and Steph Bruce—are introducing a new product to bring an end to the days of bland, nutritionally lacking, and complicated oatmeal, bringing an easy athlete-focused breakfast to the table. Picky Oats ...

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