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The life of a Deuter Kikki

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Day 1: Today I arrived at my new home. A little 2-year-old boy (Ky) was so excited to meet me and we became best friends immediately, our first adventure together was to the store with his mommy and daddy. Ky wore me everywhere! He even took a nap with me. Oh, how he makes me feel so loved.   We rode his bike, fought bad guys, and explored new worlds. Day 12: My first day at daycare was today. Ky proudly wore me to the car and then into daycare. I was proudly…read more

You like mountain biking, right?

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“You like mountain biking, right?” asked my friend and professional photographer, Ryan. “Yeah, I ride all the time, I’m as into mountain biking as I am into skiing,” I said. “Well, I’m shooting a feature article for Bike Magazine about South Lake Tahoe,” he said, “You ever ride down there?” In the non-skiing months, I ride my mountain bike nearly everyday, but it’s not everyday that I get asked to shoot pics while doing it, especially for an article in Bike Magazine. While I may have my picture taken somewhat…read more

Tips and Tricks: keep it clean folks!

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The change of seasons is a great time to consider the maintenance needs of your gear, especially before storing it away for a time. Cleaning your hydration system isn’t often a priority post ride, or when you’re rushing to the trailhead, but take some time as you shift your active gear over from fall to winter to make sure it is clean, dry and in good condition. Here is our recommendation for how to clean and maintain the Deuter Streamer hydration system. To open the Streamer – (1) Remove the…read more

Exploring the Big Island and finding your Mana(Hawaiian for “life-force)

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The power of this place struck me immediately. There must be something in that blue water or maybe it’s the volcanic dust that hangs in the air on still days but something about this town, this coast and these islands that speaks to the men in my family. My grandfather first came to the Hawaiian Islands with Uncle Sam on his way to fly fighter planes and supply runs over the ‘hump’ from India to Burma in World War II. Like so many others who chanced upon the islands, they…read more

The outdoor school of life lessons for little tykes.

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Some people think, or have been told, that when they become parents their outdoor lifestyle inevitably slows or halts altogether. That’s just not the case- nor does it have to be. I encourage parents to continue their outdoor lifestyle and teach their tykes to embrace it along the way. There are so many things young tykes learn when out on adventures. They aren’t just trudging up a hill, just sleeping in a tent or just skiing down a slope. Tykes are not only learning about the natural world around them,…read more

Creative Shoving 101: how to pack for alpine climbing.

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Alpine Climbing: The art of shoving; shoving the lightest and most compact gear I currently own into the smallest pack. Bonus points are given for creativity. Success! I nail it. With my shoving expertise I fill each itty bitty air bubble or minuscule cubbyhole for a tight, well-balanced pack. A smile grows across my face as I envision the transitional ease from the trek into base camp when half my gear is dumped to a lighter summit climb. Now I just need the right pack for this job. I eye…read more

Tips and Tricks: Safely Lifting Your Pack

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Though it’s easy to think you can handle swinging that 70-pound pack up onto your shoulders in a “sack of potatoes” motion, it’s also easy to strain your back doing this. It’s best to take some precautions so you don’t end up flat on your back, missing an entire day in the backcountry. There are a number of safe approaches to loading your backpack. Regardless of which you choose, keep in mind the fundamentals of lifting: knees bent, back straight, and a willingness to ask for help. First Technique The…read more

Deuter Ambassador Daniel Fox- Alive and Stronger

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I have a story to share with you. It is a story about the power of nature to shape your character. It is a story about how being able to STOP . BREATHE . RELAX . LISTEN can make all the difference in any given moment. Alive & Stronger from Daniel Fox on Vimeo. After completing my paddle on the coast of Washington State and stopping in Portland to talk with several groups about my W.I.L.D. campaign, it was time to continue my journey to San Francisco. In the days prior…read more

Rise to the challenge, backpacking with young children is 100% worth it!

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“This just isn’t worth it,” I said to my wife as I stood in a shady spot on the side of a washed-out forest road with my Deuter AirContact 75+10 loaded with all the gear for our family of four. We were 20 minutes into our first backpacking trip since we had our second child last fall and I could still see  our parked car. We had been prepping our 3 year old son with several day hikes over the last month or two, with his longest hike being 5…read more

Whitesides Mountain… not for the faint of heart

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Deuter ambassador Karsten Delap and Lance Sullins of Fox Mountain Guides recently reported back some awesome picks from a trip to Whitesides Mountain. Some of the longest climbing east of the Mississippi. The wall has 850’ of vertical and overhanging climbing to reach its summit. The climbing is generally long, runout, scary and not for the faint of heart. If you can overcome these challenges it provides some of the best views the Nantahala National Forest has to offer and a climbing experience of a lifetime. Have you been? want…read more