"Get Your Gumption On!"

Ensuring your gear has the gumption necessary to let your outdoor soul thrive!

Swedish FireKnife from Light My Fire

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Gear Reviews, Go Hike, Go Outdoors | 0 comments

All the world is comprised of elements and forces. Yet, two of them stand above the rest. Fire and steel. They are the two items that separate us from the animals. Together, they sparked the Industrial Revolution and modernized our world. Now, Light My Fire of Sweden has elegantly coupled them together with the flash of genius Swedish FireKnife.  

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Celebrating America With Made in the U.S.A. Brands

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Business of Gear | 0 comments

Korey McDermott Photography

America’s best brand is America itself. Around the globe, “Made in the USA” still means something special: quality, dependability, safety, reliability—products that feature the most advanced technologies and the latest styles. It’s one of the reasons that “Made in the USA” is making a big comeback and manufacturers of all stripes are increasingly finding ways to produce goods in the U.S. again.

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The Art of Precision Packing

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Gear Reviews, Go Pack | 0 comments

REI Precision Packing
For all the excitement and mystery of travel, packing for a trip can be a tedious task. Your safe sanctuary of storage can quickly become a romper room of chaos and mayhem. Add a few kids or friends into the mix, and your packing problems just seem to multiply. But fear not, just in time for summer adventure, the experts at REI are here to help with the skill of precision packing.

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Napier: Sportz 84000 SUV Tent

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in Gear Reviews | 0 comments

Napier: Sportz 84000 SUV Tent

Family camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life, connect with the natural world and one another, while creating lasting memories in the process. Now, the car camping experience is even easier thanks to Napier. They’ve taken “car-camping” and made it a literal experience by reshaping and merging the automotive and camping industries together.

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Review: Morakniv Bushcraft Black Tactical

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Gear Reviews, Go Outdoors | 0 comments

Morakniv Bushcraft Black Tactical, Gumption Gear ReviewFrom the floor of canyons carved by the majestic American river, to the stunning summits of the Sierra Nevada, the Black Tactical from Morakniv has been a constant companion. It has seen the best and the worst of days – the unrelenting sunshine and the deep mud. Along the way, this knife has earned every scratch, every scar, and every story.

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2015 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Gear Reviews | 0 comments

Tomahawk Madras

Picking the right gift for Father’s Day can be a daunting task, and while taking the easy road with a tie or coffee mug is tempting, why not do something really special for pops this year? For all those games of catch in the backyard and his encouraging (and okay, maybe a little embarrassing) chants from the sidelines, this is your chance to show how much you really appreciate him.

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Review: COAST Portland BX300, BX315 & BX316 Knives

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in Gear Reviews, Go Outdoors | 0 comments

COAST Portland BX300, BX315 & BX316 KnivesFor 95 years COAST Portland has been crafting knives strong enough to tackle tasks that range from the mundane to the disastrous. Blades that are versatile enough to cut twine one minute and get you through a day at the ranch the next. The COAST BX300, BX315 and BX316 Lockback knives offer an affordable blade that is built to last.

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True to the Trail: Oboz Switchback

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in Gear Reviews, Go Hike, Go Outdoors | 0 comments

True to the Trail: Oboz Switchback

As the weather starts to change, so does your appetite for adventure. As the daylight extends its reach, so does your craving for bigger mileage, more technical terrain, and uncharted territory. To help satisfy those cravings, the Switchback from Oboz Footwear takes a light-and-fast approach to get you out, back, and out again.

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