Deuter Blog USA

The Secret to Getting Children Outside (of their Comfort Zone) and Why it’s Important

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We get outside with our children a lot. Being active is part of what we do as a family. Our children, ages 4 and 7, walk or ride bikes to pre-school and elementary school nearly every day and most of our weekends and vacations include outdoor adventures. As a result, our children have learned to ride bikes, ski, hike and backpack at an early age. Other parents ask us what our secret is, or assume that our children are naturally more inclined toward these activities. The secret is that we repeatedly give…read more

The Missing Five Percent and Why I Instagram my Dog

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I take things with a pinch of salt on Instagram or other social media feeds because I know that it doesn’t always resemble reality. Most can agree that around 95 percent of the content we see appears to be perfect. But does anybody wonder about the other five? I mean, of course, what we are seeing versus what is actually happening doesn’t add up. And that’s because life is far from perfect. Life can’t be 95 percent sunshine, sends or other sparkly moments. Maybe the missing five percent make up the…read more

#MyDeuterAdventure – Enter to Win a Trip to Germany!

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Are you looking for your next great adventure? Share your favorite mountain moment with us on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #MyDeuterAdventure and win a week-long, epic-chasing adventure of Germany’s highest highlights. The prize includes flights to and from Germany, a one-week all-inclusive stay with Bavarian lodging, entrance fees, mountain guides, and the exclusive experience of ‘My Deuter Adventure’ with a Deuter Futura Pro hiking pack and accessories. Brought to you in partnership with MooseJaw and Backpacker.  Enter HERE and read on to see what spectacular adventures are in…read more

What’s so Special About Bonefish, Anyway? Fly Fishing on Kiritimati Island

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Way out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is a string of volcanic islands you’ve probably never heard of. They’re called… Hawaii. Nah. Just kidding. Everybody knows about Hawaii. Almost 1.5 million people live there. But travel 1,300 miles south of the 50th state, just 150 miles north of the equator, and you really will be on an island you’ve never heard of…Kiritimati Island (also known as Christmas Island) is a small coral atoll that’s home to 6,500 people, thousands of coconut palms and countless bonefish. Most westerners that make…read more

Guest Blogger: What the Right Pack Means in the Leadville 100

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By: Ron Smith In the fall of 2008, I was selected in the lottery to participate in the Leadville 50 and 100 MTB race. In the previous two years, I had primarily trained and competed in the citizen’s Le Etape, one day stage race as part of the Tour de France, the LOJOTA (Logan, UT to Jackson, WY) race and the five-day Tour of Colorado. In planning for the Leadville 100 I knew I would need a much better hydration system and pack that could carry a lot of fluid,…read more

What we Learned by Visiting all 59 US National Parks

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Last year while living and traveling in our beloved RV we learned a lot of things. Those of you who have followed our journey for a long time were with us for all the beautiful days, funny times, sad moments and everything in between as we explored all 59 US National Parks. I think above all we learned to live a simple, wholehearted, intentional life. We have really discovered that THINGS don’t make us happy. Experiencing this beautiful earth with the people that we love – THAT is where the…read more

Returning to Red Rock with the Sunrise Baby

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Words: Blair Haddad Photos: Benny Haddad The last time I got to touch the smooth sandstone of Red Rock, I was 3-4 months pregnant. I was heartbroken to not be climbing in such a beautiful place. When we originally found out we were pregnant, I planned to continue my very active lifestyle – hiking, climbing, yoga. Unfortunately, after a scary hematoma in the very beginning of our pregnancy, I had to cut all physical activity until we healed. Red Rock was our first trip after we’d been cleared for more movement,…read more

How to Use ‘No’ to Get to More ‘Hell Yes’ in 2018

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This blog is about New Year’s Resolutions. I know what you’re thinking “Wait, Resolutions? In March?” Well, yes, it is March, but it’s been a busy start to the year, and I’ve always been a bit of a procrastinator. I’m not usually one to set New Year’s Resolutions, so this year, I’m setting more of an intention… trying to live by a mantra. Those who have been to a yoga class know what I mean. At the beginning of the class, the instructor prompts you to set intentions for your…read more

Video: Badass, Silly and Spirited – Being a Woman in the Outdoors

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What happens when you take a group of badass, silly, spirited women and chuck them onto a trail in Colorado for a day? Follow Deuter Ambassadors Kathy Karlo, Emma Walker and Kristin Arnold as they discuss the dynamics of the outdoor community, what makes their experiences unique and having gear that isn’t just made for the masses. “Every one out here has something that makes them special” “My Deuter is my vessel for snacks” What’s your Deuter to you?  Video by Sea to Summit Productions

Baby Steps: Overcoming Depression with Small Stints in Nature

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In 2017 my wife Chelsea and I were fortunate enough to welcome our daughter into the pack. Long story short, that first year was extremely difficult for me. I dove into a depression which turns out is pretty normal for fathers and there isn’t much help for it. It was only when I started taking small moments in nature, even urban environments, that I began to overcome this depression. To add insult to injury, I felt utterly ashamed of the fact that I was depressed. Me… an outdoor professional… who pushes…read more