Deuter Blog USA

Capturing the Spirit of Adventure: An Interview with Ian Fohrman

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Ian Fohrman (@iandavidf) is a Denver-based photographer, writer, director, skier, biker, hunter and jack of all trades (master of most).  Although Ian’s creative endeavors are vast, his greatest passions live amongst nature and embracing the spirit of adventure. He’s inspired and determined to make this world a better place – one story and one photo at a time.    You’ve been professionally shooting photos for 10 years now. What’s the best part of what you do?   I get to explore, capture, and share photos of some of the best…read more

Guest Blogger: The Most Unusual Backpack Fitting Ever

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Editor’s note: No joke. This is a wild story. It involves a bad backpack, a dog/baby sick in the Alaskan outback, a strange man having a diabetic emergency on top of a volcano in Hawaii, a broken ankle and a double heli-evac. At the end our protagonist knows what kind of pack she wants. (Yes, of course, it’s a Deuter.) Think you’ve got a good story for the blog? Check out the Write For Us page, put some miles behind you and some pen to paper.  I spent last summer in Alaska as a traveling nurse….read more

‘Is This Pack Waterproof?’ How to Keep Your Gear Dry on the Trail

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For the first five days of my Appalachian Trail thru-hike it rained every day. With daytime highs hovering in the mid to upper 30s in the mountains of North Georgia, staying warm, dry and motivated was a challenge. I managed to stay motivated but struggled with the other two. My one solace was in knowing that I had a dry sleeping bag to crawl into at the end of the day. Fortunately, my one longer backpack trip before this – Vermont’s Long Trail – had also started with five days of rain and I…read more

Leading in Zion: Thoughts on Women in Climbing

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I don’t know what it is about Zion that’s so captivating to me. Perhaps it’s the feeling of being on another planet, or the long wall routes of endless sandstone that tower over you, inviting curious climbers to test their ability. Perhaps it’s the local vibe, from the Springdale Candy Company owners (a lovely couple from the midwest) to the adorable tchotchke shops with trinkets for all. Either way, Zion is made of some kind of magic and a place where magic happens. I’d visited a handful of times, but had never…read more

Having Four Kids is No Excuse to Stay Home

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There’s something about having a pile of kids, not to mention actually getting out and doing something adventurous with them, that makes people pretty certain you’re completely crazy. Yes, we have four little ones under eight years old. Yep, it’s a lot of work getting out the door. No, there is absolutely no way are we staying home. Kids and Bison In this day and age, it’s a bit countercultural (ok, maybe a lot) having a “big” family. And no TV. And a basement full of gear that wasn’t sold along with…read more

How to Adventure: A Fool-Proof Guide

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We love the outdoors and are constantly looking for new adventures. Spending time in the mountains and being immersed in the outdoors is what makes us feel whole. Sometimes the extra work it takes to commit to visiting a certain location or taking the road less traveled can be dissuading. But almost every time, the decision to “just go for it” and start out on an adventure is more than worth the effort. Here are some quick tips on how to embark on an adventure of your own: 1. Get…read more

Adventuring With a Pregnant Wife: “Taking it Easier Than Normal”

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There I was in the Uintas Mountains in the middle of the night and my wife Chelsea, 16-weeks pregnant, is leaning out of the tent for her fifth bout of morning sickness. We had decided to head out on a short backpacking trip to see how she handled it before we took off for a planned trip to Havasupai in the Grand Canyon the next week. “This is awful!” she bellowed out as she pulled her head back inside the tent. And with that we cancelled our trip. We decided…read more

Choosing the right Deuter Kid Comfort carrier

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When you purchase a Deuter Kid Comfort carrier, you’re not only investing in high-quality equipment, you’re laying the foundation for a lifetime of adventure and exploration. Deuter’s Kid Comfort 1, 2, and 3 carriers offer quality and comfort at every price range. Each pack works for a multitude of activities and promises an impeccable fit. That’s because we build our kid carriers on the same chassis that we use for our all our packs. Selecting the best carrier for your family is a personal choice. Check out the following matrix to compare…read more

Dancing With Mayan Fire – Biking the Best of Guatemalan Volcanoes

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We were standing atop Volcán Agua (8200’) after machete-ing (can we make this into a verb?) our way through a dense, jungle-laden road in an old beat up truck with four bikes in the back. The Guatemalan fog was thick and murky, like the coffee we had for breakfast. We didn’t have a clue what to expect, but we did have our humble Guatemalan local to reveal and unfold the journey ahead… A group of bike obsessed strangers from Whistler and Colorado got a last-minute opportunity with Backshop Bike Tours to explore the trails of Central America. Without…read more

Skiing in Hawaii? Things you Never Knew Possible

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The big island of Hawaii is a land of extremes and contrast. Massive lava fields dot the landscape and liquid hot magma flows from Kilauea into the Pacific Ocean, a roiling and steamy sight to behold, the earth growing before your very eyes. These same earth building forces pushed the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, the two highest points on the big island, above 13,000 feet. Both Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa get snow in the winter months, their 13,000+ foot summits a shockingly different world than the…read more