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Hiking in Hualien, Taiwan

Here at US Outdoor, we believe that nature should be experienced in as many different places as possible. Each new place brings a cultural perspective to continue building our relationship with the outdoors. This is the story of our team member hiking with family who live across the globe. The summer of 2018 I was […]

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How to Build a Campfire

For centuries, people have gathered around a campfire for light, warmth, cooking food, and entertainment. Relationships are formed and strengthened by a fire as ghost stories are told from across the flames, or as people carefully roast a marshmallow to golden, gooey perfection. To master the craft of starting a campfire using the materials Mother […]

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The ten essential items for car camping that you probably don’t think about.

For those of you who are hardcore backpackers you should probably move along. But if you’re car camping and want to take it to the next level, here are ten things that will open up a whole new world of automotive outdoor dwelling. Camping Hygiene Camping on the Deschutes River a few years back the […]

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How to Choose an Outdoor Backpack

HOW TO CHOOSE AN OUTDOOR BACKPACK Warmer days are coming and with it, the need to spend more time outside. Camping and hiking are great ways to enjoy the warmth spring and summer bring, but the wrong backpack can quickly put a damper on that. Choosing the right outdoor backpack is essential. Too big of […]

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THE SEASON IS FINALLY HERE-TIPS ON GETTING STARTED

It’s finally here. The mountain has opened. Now is the time to prep for an epic season. The first thing you’re going to do is try to find all of your gear. Which bag has your gloves in them, how about your goggles and base layers. Is your jacket and pants stashed in your pack […]

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A Week With The American Alpine Institute: Part 1

How many times in your adult life have you said to yourself, “I want to do ___but I don’t know how.” Or “I wish I would have ____ when I was younger so that I could be good at that now.” You’ve probably said that at least a couple times in the past few years […]

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US Outdoor Spring / Summer Lookbook

Lookbooks are a great way to add a human element to fabric; a face to a name – so to speak. They can give you a reference to how certain items fit and often times an applicable setting. For our Spring and Summer Lookbook we focused on lifestyle garments, the fringe fabrics that bridge the […]

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CCA Snowshoe Trip

The Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) wholeheartedly believes in the power of joy. They have several programs at no cost to bring happiness into cancer-stricken children and their families. This past January, the CCA had a snowshoe and sledding event. One of our staff, Helena, volunteered to help out with event. CCA’s snowshoe trip was hosted […]

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Crater Lake Camping Trip

“THEY’RE ONLY CALLING FOR 4-6 INCHES TONIGHT,” I CONFIDENTLY TOLD MY FIANCÉE, ELISE, AS WE PULLED INTO GOLD LAKE SNO-PARK IN THE MIDST OF A WHITEOUT. FAMOUS LAST WORDS, RIGHT? “Hank”, a 4×4 truck camper. It was 4:30 PM on a Friday when we got on the road headed south towards Eugene, Ore. After battling […]

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Guide To Ski Boots

Ski boots are arguably the most important piece of ski gear you’ll own. They’re responsible for transferring power from you to your skis. A well-designed, properly fitting boot will help your body communicate with your skis, while an ill-fitting boot will likely limit your ability to perform on the hill (and could ruin your day […]

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