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We’re collecting coats for the Haven of Rest Ministries in Akron, to help those less fortunate this winter. Haven of Rest Ministries is the largest private social service organization in the Summit, Medina, Portage, Stark, Tuscarawas, Wayne, Holmes Counties area. Please help us give back to those in our region that are less fortunate. Bring in your CLEAN…

Dutch oven cooking is about as American as Apple Pie (Hint). Whether you are cooking a hearty stew, chili or a delectable dessert, it just tastes better cooked in cast iron. Learn the basics of cooking in and caring for your Cast Iron cookware while sampling dishes prepared by AO staff. Be sure to pay attention, there is a test afterwards. Don’t worry, the test …

Three Age Brackets:
5 Years and Under:
Within Each Age Bracket There will be a 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place. Customers will be able to vote from Saturday, October 21st through Tuesday, October 31st. The winners within each category will b…
All Submissions are Due In-Store by Friday, October 20th
Three Age Brackets:
5 Years and Under:
Within Each Age Bracket There will be a 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place. Customers will be able to vote from Saturday, October 21st through Tue

Our staff will be holding some treats in their aprons this coming Halloween. So don’t forget to say “Trick or Treat”, big or small we will provide you with a treat and maybe a trick or two.…

Spend part of your Saturday morning exploring different ways to brew coffee in the wild! We will have all of our favorite brewing methods and a couple of our favorite stoves to help you on your journey. if you’re the kind of person who cannot start the day without a cup of joe this is the class for you! We will be following an informal format and meet at the picnic ta…

Layering Clinic

Monday, 02 October 2017 by

Join Sherry to learn the ins and outs of an effective layering system. This clinic will show you new ways to layer your clothes and maximize your comfort in the outdoors. Whether you layer to achieve a certain look, or to stay warm in the woods, you will learn how to make quick adjustments based on your activity level and changes in the weather. This class is FREE to re…

If you have ever endured long miles with a lop-sided or droopy pack, you need this class. Michael will cover the key items you’ll need to pack as well as where to pack them, including where to pack the heavy stuff (no, your spouse’s pack is not the answer), and how to attach the little things that would otherwise be cluttering up the woods. This class is F…


Purchase Alpine Start at AO today!

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…

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