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Cold weather shouldn’t keep us indoors all winter, but it should make us more safety conscious. Whether you’re camping for a weekend or hiking long distances at frigid temperatures, safety considerations should be slightly different for winter versus summer hiking.

To help you stay safe on the trail, we’re even hosting Wilderness First Aid in February! With pr…

At Appalachian Outfitters, we believe in offering our customers outdoor gear that is so unique that it can be difficult to find anywhere else. A perfect example is Jack Wolfskin, an outdoor company that creates high quality gear, and we are the only store in Ohio that carries Jack Wolfskin products. We have an extensive line of Jack Wolfskin backpacks specificall


No matter the weather or terrain, Superfeet are made to make you feel good!
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Sitting may be the new smoking, but in our efforts to keep moving, how do your feet feel? Did you know that relying on feet that lack the proper support can cause health problems beyond sore soles? If your feet regularly ache after a fun weekend of hiking or a morning run, …

At Appalachian Outfitters, we support companies that produce products that uphold their values. For this reason, Deuter is one of our favorites.


The Deuter Backpack ACT Trail 30 has separate compartments to keep all your gear organized.
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Deuter is an outdoor company made by and for outdoors people. The company designs quality products, and …


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 taste lik…

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 inventi…

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 in blackleg…

New Products

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We are now carrying: The Bripe Coffee Brew Pipe. This pipe is a small, light, copper and silver pipe that makes coffee in the outdoors. The Bripe requires NO electricity, gas canister, kettle or stove. The Bripe only requires ground coffee, water, and a portable butane-powered quad jet torch (this is included) to create the brew.

The Bripe Coffee Brew Pipe was foun…

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 Ruffwea…

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 ways you …

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