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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

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’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

Pros and Cons of Living on the Road

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Living on the road can be a lot of things – adventure, curiosity of the unknown and stimulating exploration – yet, weaved into those joyful moments, change and challenges also present themselves. Let’s dive a little deeper into exploring those realities: PRO: New places to run, climb, hike and ski are at your fingertips everyday. You can wake-up at the base of the Sierra Mountains, on the rugged coast of Oregon or on the rim of a vast canyon in the desert. CON: It’s difficult to maintain a consistent training routine….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