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Multi-Pitch Climbing: What to Pack?

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Do you bring a pack with you when you take on multi-pitch climbing? When I climb a longer multi-pitch (usually more than three pitches) I’ll bring a small pack to carry some essentials: 1. Water With the built-in Deuter hydration system, it’s super convenient to bring water with you on a climb, without having to worry about anything spilling. (I recommend the 2L Streamer or the 3L Streamer). Additionally, I’ll bring a water bottle of a sports drink to provide much needed sugar and electrolytes. 2. Snacks I always slip…read more

Guest Blogger: Where do Alaskan Fly Fishing Guides go in Winter?

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I have the best job on the planet. My home base really is my home, and it’s surrounded by some of the most beautiful wilderness on Earth. If that sounds like an exaggeration, consider this: I own and operate a fly fishing lodge in Alaska, and I love to fish. Family and friends help me welcome and guide fellow anglers from all over the world. One of the questions we hear most often always makes us smile: “So, where do you fish when you aren’t working?” The truth is that…read more

Type 2 Fun and Following the Yellow Brick Road

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There’s something about type 2 fun that fuels my mind. Every time I reach out to the outdoors, I feel as if my consciousness is like Dorothy being transported into a different world; a world where foggy views and unsettlingly burdens are unable to keep up; where me being me is all I need. So I put my red shoe(s) on and take a chance. I have created an ability to express myself though the actions I follow. Don’t get me wrong, running physically sucks for a chunk of time,…read more

Public Lands: The Fight is On, So Get Involved

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At Deuter, we feel compelled to fight the shrinking of Bears Ears and Escalante Grand Staircase National Monuments and want to encourage everyone who loves the outdoors to get involved in a constructive way. That involvement can be as simple as staying informed and sharing that awareness. A wide range of groups are doing great work supporting public land and providing educational resources. Many of these organizations operate solely on the support of donations and benefit one another through combined support and messaging. By learning, volunteering or donating, you will be…read more

How to Layer the Kids up for Winter Outings

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Getting outside as a family isn’t just limited to the heady days of summer. With the right gear and a little bit of planning, winter can be downright magical. Some families choose to haul their younger kids in enclosed trailers for skiing, hiking or snowshoeing, but many children actually prefer to be riding right in the middle of the fun on the back of a parent. The trick is keeping them warm! Framed carriers like the Deuter Kid Comfort series allow children wearing many layers to be carried easily. They’re…read more

Everybody Melts Sometimes: Dealing with a Young Adventurer Losing it on the Trail

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Adventuring with your littles is one of the greatest joys of parenthood. Whether you are hiking, backpacking, skiing or bike riding, watching your young adventurer grow and develop over the years is magical. But that magic can come at a price. In spite of the picture-perfect stories on social media most kids will, at some point, melt down on an adventure. Knowing how to defuse the situation and help your child recover is critical to having an enjoyable trip and one that they will remember positively. At 10 years old…read more

Feeling the FOMO? Confessions of an Industrious Outdoorsman

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The outdoor community can be summed up in one word…extraordinary. Countless passions blend seamlessly with countless personas. Like the places we love and explore, this community, this lifestyle…is beautiful. For some, this very drive and ambition can turn for the worst. What used to be fun is now stressful. What used to be a quest for a summit is now a quest for likes on Instagram. Like most things, these passions require balance. One thing I have always struggled with is that “off switch.” If I am not climbing, I…read more

A Trials Legend – 3 Questions with Hans “No Way” Rey

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Deuter Ambassador Hans “No Way” Rey is on a speaking tour of the UK right now. We couldn’t let the Brits to have all the fun, so between reflections on his long career as a world renowned trials cyclist and signing autographs for adoring fans, we caught up with him for a mini-interview. Maybe if we ask reallllly nicely, he’ll come visit us in North America, too. Q: What’s the longest nose wheelie you ever did? Crash or not…  Hans Rey: Well, there was the famous one in Hunter Mountain at the…read more

Colby’s Top 4 Tips for Hiking in the Rain

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“What a wonderful feeling…” Singing in the rain has oft been romanticized in pop culture. This begs the question, “what other activities are fun to do in the rain?” Surely the joy of singing isn’t an isolated novelty within moistened environs, right? Personally, I’d be quick to add hiking to that list. I actually spend a fair amount of time hiking in the rain. Sometimes it’s just the luck of the draw that steers the experience (like hiking the Appalachian Trail in what was one of the rainiest years on…read more

This is Our Church – Finding Love in Yosemite

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The first time I drove into Yosemite Valley, I was fresh off a bad break up and newly dating a travel photographer that had spent about 90% of our very short time dating in other places. I needed to get out of the city and clear my head. Being recently introduced to climbing, I knew it was time for me to make the pilgrimage. So, I invited the travel photographer, a.k.a. my future husband Benny, to come with me. I needed a climbing partner, you guys, and I trusted him…read more