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Video: A snowy slackline lesson with Faith Dickey

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Just because winter is coming doesn’t mean you have to hang up your slackline. Deuter Ambassador Faith Dickey, aka That Slackline Girl, gives a few pointers on how to balance in your puffy coat and boots.

The magic of the Faroe Islands: a lesson in faith

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“You’re going where on holiday?,” asked friends and family before a weekend adventure to the Faroe Islands.  “What’s even there? Why wouldn’t you go someplace more popular, like Spain?” Upon stepping off the plane, it’s clear this is not your average “tourist” destination. The Faroe Islands are one of the only countries in the world without a McDonalds. All 18 islands sit roughly equidistant from Iceland and Norway, and can be traversed with relative ease – whether by boat, by tunnel or by helicopter.

High altitude cooking basics on Denali, North America’s highest peak

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Have you ever wondered how mountaineers feed themselves and stay hydrated at high-altitude on expeditions to places such as Denali in Alaska? Climbing Denali – all 20,310ft of it – requires a serious energy output. Clients and guides spend up to 21 days carrying anywhere from 90-120 pounds apiece for 13,000 vertical feet of ascent. Climbers easily burn up to 5,000 calories and drink 4-6 liters of water per day. Here are the basics: Kitchen set-up and equipment On Denali we dedicate a kitchen mid-tent for cooking, eating and enjoying hot…read more

Take a walk with Walker … to a café or to the end of the world

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Coming this spring, Deuter’s new pack, the Walker, combines a premium back system with heritage styling for those who walk … no matter where! The Walker day pack is ready for any kind of walk: to campus, to the pool, to go shopping, to work, to have a picnic or on a trip. It’s available in three versions, the largest of which (Walker 24) features a dedicated laptop compartment. They may be new, but these urban packs breathe the spirit of the adventurer of old. Nestled in the German town of…read more

Camping this autumn? Don’t forget something sweet

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October is here and the afternoons are cooling down on the long road to winter. It’s time to start pulling out the wooly hats and long johns. It also means campfire meals are becoming all the more enticing, both while camping and at home. And where there’s a good meal, there’s a good dessert, too! Here’s a couple of our favorites recipes using a cast iron pudgie pie pan or Dutch oven. So, these are for car camping only…unless you’re the kind of person that likes lugging big, extra weights down the trail with you….read more

An alpine guide’s review: The climbing pack that does it all

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I have been using the Deuter Speed Lite 20 for over five years now and find it to be the right pack for everything from grocery shopping to fast and light alpine climbing. The pack’s features seem endless as well as its capacity. It’s a 20-liter pack, but with the side straps you can attach ropes, jackets and even the Deuter External Pockets to maximize storage. It has a piolet (ice axe) holder that is actually made to hold a piolet and does this very well. It comes with helmet holder attachments,…read more

Reasons not to take your kids camping

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“You know, once you have kids you can’t backpack anymore.” “Say goodbye to traveling.” “How are you going to camp?” These are comments we heard when we decided to become parents. Those comments seemed crazy back then and they are still crazy today. Bret nor I began to really love the outdoors until we were in our late teens/early twenties. Bret spent a lot of his time backpacking the Grand Canyon and rock climbing in Queen Creek, Arizona. My love affair with the outdoors began when I started hiking, backpacking…read more

What’s holding you back from backpacking with your kids?

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It’s not that hard. Really. Backpacking with kids doesn’t take a super human effort and the rewards are immeasurable. Here are a few tips to get you and your family out there. Start with something you love. Something you really love. Kids are little polygraphs; they can totally tell when you’re faking it. If you love the beach, start there. If you love the mountains, go there. But don’t start by circumnavigating Vancouver Island’s beaches or climbing Kilimanjaro. Start small. Just a few miles to some place you’ve already scouted….read more

Deuter made the first mountain bike backpack … by accident!

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Deuter’s foray into mountain bike backpacks happened by accident. Literally. It was the winter of 1979-80, and Andi Heckmair was working as a certified mountain guide in Europe. There was an avalanche, and Heckmair — the son of a noted German climber — was injured in the slide. Badly enough, he would admit in interviews later, to take big mountain skiing and mountaineering off his list of favorite activities. Instead, he said, he focused on cycling. Heckmair’s pain would eventually become Deuter’s gain. Heckmair’s dive into cycling came just about…read more

A Presidential campaign everyone can support: The Presidential Traverse

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Any avid hiker in the northeast knows about the Presidential Traverse.  A string of nine (or 10 if you include Jackson) summits threaded through the White Mountains of New Hampshire with water falls, glowing moss, and stunning summits, it’s no wonder this venture is on most hikers’ bucket lists. It was on mine and it only took me three attempts. Like so many others, my first two trips were canceled due to hurricane-like, 110 mph winds on Mount Washington. Little known fact: Mount Washington held the highest recorded wind gust…read more