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What if REI became an Outdoor Recreation Utility?

REI Down Sweater

This is a highly speculative article about the future of outdoor manufacturing and retailing, building on my research on environmental sustainability  in the outdoor industry and over 20 years of professional experience in product development and product management. If you’re not familiar …

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AT Section Hike: Westside Trail to Edmands Path

This past Saturday, I finished hiking the last section of the Southern Presidentials on the New Hampshire Appalachian Trail. The weather was incredible, with bright sunshine. However, winds on the western, exposed sections of Mt Washington (above) reached 40 miles an hour, …

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