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Do You Practice Forest Bathing?

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On a recent backpacking trip with my family, I was reflecting on the meditative power of hiking and how the rhythm of walking and breathing helps to fully engage the senses in the smells, sights and sounds around us. While hiking, the mind often gently drifts off to other thoughts but then is brought back to the present by the rhythm of our movement and the details of the physical landscape through which we travel. Anyone who has spent extended time in the wilderness has likely experienced the calming power…read more

9 Tips for Road Trip Bliss With Young Kids

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To many parents, the thought of taking a long road trip with young kids and spending countless hours in a car can feel like an extra summer chore. But with careful planning and a carefree attitude, a road trip can be an amazing family adventure filled with incredible memories, much needed bonding time and a good way to check off multiple boxes on your travel bucket list.  Here are 9 tips to help make your family road trip more kiddo-friendly: 1. Create busy boxes for each kid. Before leaving on…read more

How to Get Outside… When You Don’t Have Time to Get Outside

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Most years, between work in the field and personal trips, Bix and I spend about 60 nights sleeping in a tent. This year, it’s been a little different. There’s not one particular reason—we’ve both taken on a lot of new work responsibilities; I prioritized training for my first 50k race over backpacking this spring; we used our fairly limited time off and travel budget to do an international trip to Finland last winter instead of a weeks-long backcountry trip. In short, life’s been getting in the way. Fortunately, this isn’t…read more

Celebrating Deuter’s 120th Anniversary at Summer Outdoor Retailer 2018

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With 120 years of building some of the best backpacks on the market behind us, a celebration was in order at Summer Outdoor Market in Denver. Beers, pretzels, music and a whole lot of German hoopla marked the occasion with aplomb. Not to mention, look out for some ground breaking new releases come spring 2019 – redesigns and enhancements to the Aircontact and Trail Pro series as well as the launch of the lightest full-frame kid carrier on the market. Stay tuned for more info.  On to the next 120 years! …read more

Guest Blogger: 3 Bucket List Hikes in the Faroe Islands

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By: Steve Mokan, owner of Chasing Epic Mountain Bike Adventures After spending eight days in the Faroe Islands this past June, my takeaway is this: It’s incredible. It could very easily be a world-class hiking and backpacking destination. The trails are there. The infrastructure is there. The mind-blowing scenery is most definitely there. The biggest thing that’s missing is the organization of the trails and hiking paths that already exist. It would help make it more accessible for beginner or intermediate hikers. With a little investment, the Faroe Islands could have…read more

Enter to win #MyDeuterAdventure in Estes Park

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The Bestest in Estes Basecamp to Rocky Mountain National Park and Roosevelt National Forest, Estes Park, Colorado, is one of the most stunning mountain locales in the U.S. In the month of July, Deuter USA is sending two happy hikers for a stunning 2-night mountain getaway in partnership with Visit Estes. To qualify, share your favorite trail pics with us on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #MyDeuterAdventure and enter HERE. Hike in the mountains, dine on a cliff Winners will receive a pair of new Futura hiking packs to…read more

The Secrets to Packing for a Desert Adventure in Utah

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The red rock desert of southern Utah is an adventurer’s playground. Orange slot canyons, massive red walls, and otherworldly rock formations set the stage for a variety of active outings. In just one week you can be a canyoneer, trail runner, backpacker, 4×4 driver, photographer and casual day hiker. That is, if you’re ready for it! The canyonlands region is a place where arriving properly outfitted will make a huge difference in your successes and of your overall enjoyment of this special region. Below are a few tips, as well…read more

Noso Patchdazzle – Keeping Backpacks on the Trail Where They Belong

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Patchdazzle. It sounds like a great trail name for someone doing their third FKT attempt on the Appalachian Trail, right? Actually, it’s an awesome concept being perfected by #girlboss Kelli Jones and her team at Noso, an innovative repair patch company out of Jackson Hole that’s trying to keep our precious gear out of the landfill. How’s Deuter involved? Well, it all started when Becky Marcelliano, Deuter USA marketing manager, got chatting with Kelli at Outdoor Retailer last year. Jones was there gauging interest in a custom logo patch program…read more

The Magic of Intersections at Ecocamp Patagonia

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I think innovation and the most fruitful ideas happen at “intersection points.” There is a sweet spot where two industries with common goals collide and create something truly unique and previously unexplored. Sometimes it feels like too much of our world exists in a silo. People in one industry are afraid to cross over into another for fear of not being seen as a specialist in their particular area of focus. Or for fear of straying from a perceived identity. Say you’re a scientist, or a pilot, or an artist,…read more

What it Takes to Climb Aconcagua – It’s More Possible Than you Think

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Are you comfortable climbing the 14ers around Colorado? Think you’ve got the chops for higher peaks, but don’t know what you should attempt next? At an elevation of 23,837 feet (6960.8 meters) Aconcagua is one of the best mountains in the world to test yourself at high altitude mountaineering due to its non-technical nature. The mountain is the second highest of the “Seven Summits” and typically attempted after climbing Mount Elbrus or Kilimanjaro – for those trying to climb them all. For the rest of us just out for incredible adventures…read more