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Summertime is here, and with it is bug season! With news stories about ticks being worse than ever and the outdoors still calling our names, it may seem like a catch 22 to spend time in nature. Fortunately, there are effective solutions to biting insects, ranging from clothing to sprays.

Insect Repellent Clothing

Insect repellent clothing is a more modern approac…

Plan a Memorable Mother’s Day Picnic with Picnic Time

Take a step back in time this Mother’s Day to when life was simpler—with a picnic! Rather than take your mom out to brunch like you do every year, why not do something a little more special and different? Using a picnic basket, wine tote, or cheese tote from Picnic Time will make it easier to take your picnic on …

What cooking system will you use, alcohol, solid fuel, white gas or canister? While canister stoves are infinitely more convenient, white gas stoves are still the best option for certain activities.  In this informal clinic, you will learn which stove is right for you under which conditions. We will discuss the positives and negatives of various stove types a…

Camping Cooking

Tuesday, 01 May 2018 by

Basic overview of cooking methods for a variety of camping situations. This class is an outdoor session, so we can cover the basics of the camp kitchen from car camping in the local State parks, to preparing for a long backpacking or canoeing expedition. The cost of this clinic is $15 per person and has a maximum of 20 participants to register please click here.

Join us for our free boot maintenance clinic. Bring in your gently used boots to learn how to properly repair, condition, and clean your boots. Through this clinic you will learn the different types of products and their process of application. Various discussion topics will include the difference between conditioning and waterproofing. What type of laces to u…

Are you a little confused about how to tie up all those loose ends? Don’t worry, it’s knot a problem and we can help.  Sign- up in advance to join us as we make those ends meet and learn a couple other Basic camp knots for a variety of uses. We will cover the half hitch, two half hitches, taut-line hitch, clove hitch, and timber hitch. After the clinic, pi…


Photo Credit: Pine Grove Trail at CVNP

It’s that perfect time of year for day hikes within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, but are you properly geared-up for your hikes? At Appalachian Outfitters we have the perfect gear selection to outfit you for a successful hike within the CVNP.

#1. A Great Pair of Hiking Boots

Most importantly are a great pair of hiking boo…

Our National Parks

Thursday, 26 April 2018 by

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Here in Northeast Ohio, we are lucky enough to have a national park available to us free of charge. Cuyahoga Valley National Park is one of the great national parks that does not have an admission fee. Now take a minute and think, what if I had to pay an admission fee every time I wanted to hike the Ledges Trail or every time I visit the roarin…

Want to make a difference in the world but just can’t find the time? We’re excited to say that Appalachian Outfitters is now carrying a new brand that makes it easier to positively impact the world: United By Blue.


Photo Credit: Insh

United By Blue’s Mission

United By Blue promises to remove one pound of trash from oceans and waterways for every one item purcha…

This year’s Pint Night on May 4 is extra special because it’s also our 30th anniversary. Mark your calendars and celebrate with us—they’ll be plenty of brews from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company to choose from. Stanley bottle, best known for outstanding thermos design and quality, is supporting our event by providing a double wall, vacuum insulated pint gl…

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