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 …

Hank in the Wild

“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? It was 4:30 PM on a Friday when we got …

How To Choose a 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 …

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 …

Hiking 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.

Summit

I know, I know, New Year’s resolutions are cheesy. We all make them, at least in our heads, and hardly ever live up to them. But this year is different because I’m talking outdoor resolutions. My New Year’s outdoor resolution …