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For many of us, our first cup of coffee or tea is what gets us moving in the morning. When you’re camping overnight, the anticipation of fresh, delicious coffee or tea shouldn’t be ruined when you taste typical instant coffee. Instead, the next time you need camp coffee or tea, wake up to instant morning drinks that doesn’t ta…

About 60 years ago, Ake Nordin was a young man in Northern Sweden who decided that his backpack was not up to his standards. The backpack would sag and become uneven and uncomfortable.

Nordin’s solution was a handmade wooden frame that evenly distributed his backpack weight across his back and allowed him to carry heavier loads. Several years later, Ake’s inv…

Kayaks provide the perfect way to peacefully experience nature up-close. But when you’re buying a kayak, how do you know which one to choose? It’s important to think about a variety of factors, like what you want to get out of your kayaking experience.

First, think about where you’ll kayak most often. Consider how long you’ll be on the water, and what kind o…

As you prepare for your next outdoor adventure with a visit to Appalachian Outfitters, the inevitable question comes up: What’s the big deal about wool socks? What are the benefits of wool socks over cotton socks?

When you’re outdoors and need socks that can handle the demands of nature and sweat, you need more than cheap cotton. True athletic socks need to wit

It’s every adventurer’s fear: something – anything! – that stands between you and the wild. While tick populations and Lyme disease infections steadily rise year after year, it is no surprise that many people find ticks attached to their bodies. What do you do if a tick bites you? Are there any helpful next steps you can take?

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Lyme disease is found i…

What better way to spend time outdoors than with your best friend? After all, a dog is a man’s best friend! What many people don’t realize, however, is that dogs need special camping gear just like we do. But what exactly will you need, and where do you start?

When you’re hiking and camping with your dog, we recommend some specific gear from high quality brands R…

Learn everything you can from Backpacker Magazine’s Get Out More Tour at Appalachian Outfitters!

We invite you to the Backpacker Magazine Get Out More Tour 2017 event on Thursday, June 29 at 6:00 pm!

Appalachian Outfitters is hosting the event at our main store located in Peninsula, Ohio. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about all the fun and safe way…

Join us on June 30 for our YETI® Coolers Open House event! We are thrilled to show you the traditional YETI® product line as well as the latest innovations from this famous company.

YETI Coolers Tank 45 holds 56 cans or a slim quarter keg for your outdoor event.
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YETI® Coolers was founded when two brothers, Roy and Ryan Seiders, became fru…

We want to express our gratitude to everyone who joined us earlier this week for our Oboz One More Tree event at Appalachian Outfitters, where you bought and tried on Oboz hiking boots to help others. For each pair of shoes sold at the event, One More Tree planted another tree in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the trees change lives for families and communities. If you tri…

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No matter how great of a hiker you are, it is impossible to master or enjoy the art of this sport without your essentials. It is important for hikers to carry with them the necessary and, in some critical situations, life-saving items with them. The journey of a hike may seem like a heavenly getaway, but if you are unprepared, the unce…

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