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A Month Of Highlining In Remote Tasmania

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Tasmania is an island off the coast of Australia that is often overlooked because it is remote and expensive to reach. Yet in a relatively small space it boasts an incredible wealth of outdoor recreation. In just a few weeks I experienced sub-alpine landscapes with crystalline-blue lakes amidst scree fields and 200-meter cliffs, rugged and wild forests of Eucalyptus and conifers rising to sharp peaks and sheer drop-offs There were hexagonal pillars dropping hundreds of meters to the ocean, white sandy beaches and turquoise waves, ancient alcoves carved out by…read more

Scouting Report: Lightening The Load With Deuter

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Not long ago, I had the chance to try a loaded Deuter pack out on the trail. What a difference! It had rained for four days straight. The practice trails were closed and would remain closed until the rain and mud dried up. The five 15 year-old Boy Scouts and their three elderly leaders would not be dissuaded. We loaded our packs diligently with 30 pounds each, and the boys planned their 10-mile Saturday morning hike. They would stick to the paved paths wearing their rain gear and pack covers….read more

A Quick Checklist For Taking The Kids On A Big Hike

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Thinking about taking the kids along on a hike this summer? Family backpacking is made easier with a great gear list to refer to — because leaving something important at home is a big deal when you are far away from the car. As a general rule, we stay away from cotton and go with synthetic or wool clothing. It’s worth the investment (and can often be found on sale or at consignment shops) and keeps everyone comfortable and happy! This is the list we use for the kids for…read more

Hike With Your Baby, Hike, Hike It Baby!

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It’s no surprise that having children changes a person. Priorities definitely change, and passions, like hiking and the outdoors, from your pre-baby life can sometimes take a backseat to your new and important parenting role of keeping your precious little person alive and happy. My husband and I made the deliberate  decision soon after having kids. Instead of putting our hobbies on hold, we would instill them in our children. So, as soon as our boys could hold their heads steady (around six months old), into the Kid Comfort they…read more

If You Never Try, You’ll Never Know

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We may have an idea of how something feels, such as rock climbing or skydiving. Maybe we saw it in a movie once or a friend painted the perfect picture for us: an experience so vivid we felt like we were present the entire time. But the truth is that you will never know how something feels until you actually try it. I’ve adopted the “say yes to everything” mantra, and it’s changed my life in ways I had never imagined. I’ve climbed to the top of El Capitan in…read more

Old, New, Borrowed And Blue In Canyon Country

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For spring break this year, we decided to put a spin on our usual “let’s see how hard core we can get backpacking with a kid.” Instead of testing the limits of Kieran’s endurance on a multi-day wilderness trip (and the limits of construction our packs by stuffing them to the brim with pokey expedition gear) we went another route. Last year we went on a weeklong backpacking trip through Grand Gulch, Utah. This year, we returned to canyon country in Utah (“something old”) but car camped on Cedar Mesa…read more

My Old Blue Backpack

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My backpack is in its final days. The buckles are mostly replacements at this point. Some of the zippers only open half way. A few gashes in the side have been sewn closed. The straps have to be opened all the way just to fit onto my body. The blue coloring is stained a motley of browns, yellows and blacks. The bottom of the pack is worn see-through in most places, and held together with duct tape in the worst spots. It’s been my backpack for 10 years now. When…read more

Deuter Giga Pro – The Perfect Weekend Bug-Out Bag

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The bug-out bag … because sometimes you find yourself in need of a quick getaway. For the professional, that might just be a quick overnight business trip.  For the romantic, maybe you’re surprising your sweetheart with a weekend at a bed and breakfast. An artistic adventurer might just be driving out to wherever they can find dark skies for a night of shooting the Milky Way. You need a bag that can comfortably carry the clothes, accessories, electronics, snacks, and cameras that you’ll want to take with you.  But you…read more

Squad Goals: Deuter Ambassador Team

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The Deuter Ambassador Team is a collection of rump-kicking outdoor folks from various walks of life assembled to help spread the word about Deuter. Recently, in the Colorado Rockies, the team came together for an action-packed, 3-day summit to dive into what it means to be an ambassador for the world’s leading backpack brand. In one little exercise (after a full day of actual exercise outside in a late spring snowstorm) we considered the official goal of the Deuter Ambassador Team. Here it is, in all its corporate-speak beauty: Assemble…read more

The Majesty of Winter in Alaska

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The mountains of Alaska hold some of the most dramatic and stunning views I could ever imagine. When blanketed in snow, their magnificence becomes even more notable. Winter in Alaska is my favorite time of year: beautiful, golden and majestic. With winter comes snow that opens up access to terrain you would not want to approach during the summer. This winter has been a warm one up here in Girdwood, Alaska. On normal years rain at sea-level is not unheard of, but this year, due to some effects from El…read more