Since 1880, Wetterling Axes has been a company that prioritizes high quality. Most importantly, Wetterling is more than a Swedish business that makes axes for camping or home – Wetterling makes pieces of Swedish heritage. The company’s maxim is “You can not really own an antique axe forge – it belongs to our joint industrial history – but one can assume a responsib…

Which insect repellent is the best? With the rise of West Nile virus, Lyme disease, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, it is more important than ever to use proper insect repellents, but the options are overwhelming. There are the All Naturals, the Make Them Yourselves, the Insect Repellent Clothes, the Anti DEETs, and the Pro DEETs. How do we know which one to choose?

Between the pain of sunburn and the fear of skin cancer, clothing companies have made UPF protective clothing for outdoors people. This protective gear was originally made in Australia in the 1990s and includes shorts, long sleeved shirts, t-shirts, polo shirts, button down shirts, pants, skorts, capris, neck gaiters, jackets, arm sleeves, bandanas, hats, and more. One of our favorite lines is Omni-Shade by Columbia, which works alongside the skin cancer foundation to make some of the best UPF protective clothing.

When you’re enjoying the outdoors, the last thing you want to do is constantly swat at bugs. Swarms of insects quickly ruin the perfect campfire or the mountaintop view. Nobody likes mosquitoes and ticks, but these pests have become even more worrisome because of Lyme disease, West Nile Virus, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which are serious illnesses that ar…

Summer Backpacking

Thursday, 09 July 2015 by

Summertime is for enjoying the outdoors, and which means planning a summer backpacking excursion. Whether you’re an experienced backpacker or this is your first time in the wild, we have upcoming events with the Northeastern Backpacking Club, tips for the North Country Trail in northwestern Pennsylvania, and gear you’ll need along the way.

Backpacking is mor…

Stand up paddle boards, or SUPs, have become one of the most popular watersports for spending time with friends and family. Anyone can stand up paddle board, no matter their age, fitness level, or experience with watersports. If you and your family want to try stand up paddle boarding, we can help you find the gear that you need.

Stand Up Paddle Board: Your board’s wi…

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21st. and we have some great gift specials. The following are on sale starting Saturday, June 13 and ending Sunday, June 21, 2015:

25% Off most men’s and women’s regularly priced, in stock Flip Flops
(Excludes Olukai flip flops. Does not include sandals, water shoes, etc)

15% off all in stock knives and axes


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We have rescheduled the Leave No Trace presentation to July 15 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm!

Appalachian Outfitters is proud to hose the Subaru/ Leave No Trace traveling trainers Steph Whatton and Andy Mossey for an interactive presentation on the elements of the Leave No Trace minimum impact program!\

The mission of Leave No Trace is to teach people how to enjoy the out…

Summer season means boat season! These warm months are the time to enjoy sunshine, blue skies, and clear water as you paddle your kayak through some of Northeastern Ohio’s best kayaking waterways. Whether you’re a recreational kayaker, an enthusiast with the latest gear, or a family group setting out to camp and paddle for a weekend, there are always new places fo…