Category Archives: outside

The Great Divide

Local builder and bud Chris Wright is making his way down the Great Divide trail on his loaded Salsa Fargo starting at the top in Banff, Alberta with a friend. He recently started uploading pictures of his journey so far and jealous doesn’t quite express how I feel looking at these views from the saddle. What does one pack on such an epic journey? Check out his gear list for yourself. Good luck with your journey Chris, looks like you’re having the time of your life.

Suggested reading: Chris Wright Cycles

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West America

West America is a Portland duo comprised of Jordan Hufnagel of Hufnagel Cycles and James Crowe of Crowe Metal Co whom not only share a shop for their respective crafts but are also bringing their design and fabrication skills together.  They’ve worked together to produce some outdoor kitchen items like a folding grill and collapsing skewer as well some handsome soft goods with illustrations by Caleb Owen Everitt. They’ll be heading to South America on their motorcycles in the future for an epic trip so be sure to watch the site for more news about that! Good luck guys.

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Saturdays Magazine

Saturdays first issue of their magazine is looking pretty good with a clean layout and equally pleasing photography. 290 pages and not a single ad- pure content. Pick up a copy from their web shop.

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Wandawega Lake Resort

This is the stuff that (my) dreams are made of. Situated in Elkhorn, Wisconsin Wandawega Lake Resort was rumored to have been established as a speakeasy sometime in the late 1920’s and has since come a long way. A variety of accommodations are available ranging from tent campsite, to cabins, and even a tree house. Wandawega has also just launched an online camp store that will also exist as a brick and mortar souvenir shop at the resort. Lastly, their blog A Very Modest Cottage is not to be missed and was an instant bookmark as soon as I found it.

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Fishing by Bike

This old Sologne creel bag really peaked my interest when I saw it over at Vintage Bicycle and got me to thinking about how I could get some fishing done by bike this summer, even if only catch and release. I’d be curious if any readers have experience fishing on their bike and what kind of gear might be more preferable over others. Tenkara perhaps? Check out more photos of the creel bag (and bike) here.

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Rock Hammer Hard On

Old pictures of guys on rocks, not much else to say besides that but it’s a good “+” to hit, follow here.

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Cabin Time

Cabin Time is a four day artist residency and wilderness retreat whose first session took place recently in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.The whole thing was organized by Geoffrey Holstad whose name you might recognize as the man behind So Sweaty and a contributor to Cold Splinters. Photographs by Colin McCarthy, see more here.

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Mess Kit

There is backpacker food, and then there is food made while backpacking. Photographs by Yusuke Kurosawa found on his blog Ridge which is a nice place to see where he’s been and the gear he’s using as well as read some jumbled translations if your browser is capable to do so.

Suggested reading: American Food

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