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Everyone appreciates good design. Something durable and functional, while standing out individually as a unique product. But what happens to all of those scraps of fabric, and little pieces or parts left over from those great products? In traditional retail, about 35% of fabric scraps end up as waste. Cotopaxi decided to mix things up and use those scraps that in …


National Hammock Day, celebrated on July 22, is a unique way to spend time in the outdoors, relaxing and enjoying the beautiful natural world around us. Join the celebration with your friends, family, and loved ones with a Grand Trunk hammock from Appalachian Outfitters.
 

About the Grand Trunk Brand

Grand Trunk started when two opposites—a former Marin…

Since their start in the summer of 1968, Blossom Music Center and the Cleveland Orchestra have worked together to create family-friendly, outdoor events that celebrate music. In the last 50 years, Blossom has seen over 10 million people pass through its gates, as well as hosted over 8,000 different performances from the Cleveland Orchestra and other guests.

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Now that you have built a solid relationship with both your Map and Compass, it’s time to bring the two together to start learning the skills you will need for Basic Land Navigation.  This being Ohio, we won’t really have the opportunity to do any full scale practice, but you should be able to learn the basic skills and knowledge that can then be practi…

Backpacking 101

Friday, 29 June 2018 by

Like the idea of embarking on a self-reliant adventure, but don’t know where to start? In this class, we will build on what we learned day hiking and prepare to stretch the adventure to overnight or weekend “backcountry” experiences. In addition to talking about what gear and basic skills you’ll need on your adventure, we’ll tal…

Compass Basics

Friday, 29 June 2018 by

This class will start with a basic conversation about the parts of a compass and what they do.  We will then discuss terms such as bearing, heading, declination, orientation and a few others. We will not be playing with maps for this course, but will focus on our compass skills.  If you have your own compass, and want to learn how to use, bring it to this class. If yo…

Fathers get just one day that is dedicated to them each year, and at Appalachian Outfitters, we want to make sure your dad feels special. This Father’s Day, surprise him with a YETI gift from Appalachian Outfitters!

YETI was first established in 2006 with a goal to create the cooler that people could use every day, whether it was for an hour-long grocery trip, an ev…

Father’s Day is rapidly approaching and here at Appalachian Outfitters we make the choice easy for you! Our staff has picked out the best Father’s Day gifts for your outdoorsy, adventurous one-of-a-kind dad!

One option is the Life is Good Papa Bear Tee. This tee is an Instant favorite! The Men’s Papa Bear Crusher Tee is a laid-back style that just skims the bo…

The following content has been provided by the American Hiking Society.

What’s National Trails Day All About?

National Trails Day is a nationally coordinated event designed to unite all muscle-powered trail activities with the goal of connecting more people to the trails. Every trail beckons adventure and has a story to share with any person willing to d…

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…

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