Join us and Popular Mechanics for an all day party of hands-on workshops, interactive experiences and local marketplace shopping.
Joe Haeberle reflects on some of the hunting wisdom that has been passed down from father to son:
I grew up in Nebraska hunting with my dad. When I was too young to hunt, I’d always join in on the trip, even if it was to spend a few hours in the cold waiting, watching my father look for the right whitetail to walk down the trail. When I was old enough, dad would begin to teach me all of the important lessons that come along with learning how to hunt an animal, and all of the ways hunting teaches you to connect with the land.
Photographer, Charlotte Gane, discovers the beauty of winter in the Gorge.
Recently I moved to Portland, Oregon. After a stressful week, I decided to wander the Columbia River Gorge. Sometimes photography can be a distraction that keeps you from being fully present in the moment. It’s a fun challenge for me to try to be fully aware while also capturing images that are in my mind.
Marion Farms is a 47-acre family run operation that produces pasture-raised, artisan meat for conscious consumers and some of the top restaurants in Oregon.
Every day of work is different, yet filled with the same stewardship, privilege, and gratitude for the animals and the land. It is such a fulfilling way to provide sustenance for so many. Moving the animals every day to fresh pasture with the knowledge that an important sustainable impact is being made is rewarding.
Tyler Allen encounters wildlife and a wide variety of terrain while backpacking through a 25-mile stretch of undeveloped coastline in Northern California's King Range Natural Conservation Area.
Essentially, we had the cheapest beachfront home money could buy - only ten bucks, the price of our wilderness permit. It’s funny to think that in one of the largest countries in the world, we found ourselves straddling the very edge of the land, hiking alongside an abyss that could have easily swept us away.
Photographer Adam Wells heads to Baja California Sur to test our new Mountain 600 EnduroWeave boots:
To find Baja Sur simply follow the California coastline as far south as you can go. This large peninsula defines the western coast of Mexico and creates the Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez.
Building upon a successful partnership with Topo Designs, we’re excited to announce our latest boot and pack collaboration featuring a new Mountain Light boot and Daypack. Pairing materials like Horween® leather, 12oz cotton canvas and flecked paracord, this collection infuses technical features and traditional styles.
In turkey hunting there are several variations of challenges called “slams”. The most difficult of them requires you to hunt in 49 states and is called the US Super Slam. In 49: Day Seven by Pale Horse Productions, we follow the US Super Slam journey of two hunters as they attempt to fill eight tags in four states within ten days.
The ups and downs from Naoto Aoki as he attempts to harvest his first ram.
With each summit comes newfound hope that a big, mature ram is within view. Although I’ve yet to experience that moment, I do not turn a blind eye to all that surrounds me. Sheep hunting has brought me to some of the most beautiful places in the world, and as a photographer, everywhere you look offers some of the most picturesque backdrops you could ever ask for.
Follow along as Chris Gardner walks you through his step-by-step method to create your own wooden coasters from start to finish:
I especially like when I can start and complete an entire project in my limited shop time, so I’m always raiding my scrap bins to see what I can create. Recently, I came across an odd length of chechen wood, and within forty-five minutes, I’d turned it into a set of stout wooden coasters. Here’s how you can make your own, too.
Follow Benjamin Hardman as he traverses North of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier in Southern Iceland over rugged highland terrain to find unique visuals for his imagery:
Often looming under cloudy skies, the area of Mýrdalssandur is riddled with braided glacial rivers, dust storms, and vibrant green moss. With these unique elements combined, this area has fast become one of my favourite routes for exploring.
Named after the Golden Ratio, 1.61 is a unisex and utilitarian clothing line developed by Kimberly Wesson and Aimee Cho. The collection is focused on proportion and fit to achieve a timeless look that appears effortless and understated.
STEPHEN KENNY runs A Two Pipe Problem Letterpress in Leyton, East London. Established in 2007, A Two Pipe Problem designs and prints everything by hand using moveable wood and metal type.
BRIT KLEINMAN is the founder of New York-based design studio, AVO, which specializes in hand-dyed cowhide rugs, pillows, furnishings and wall coverings. Originally from Los Angeles, Kleinman comes from an artistic family: "My mom is a textile artist, my sisters are artists, it was just part of my upbringing."
BEN ERICKSON - furniture designer and founder of Erickson Aesthetics - has always been outdoorsy. "I grew up going to the woods, going to the country," says Erickson. "As a teenager, my friends and I would just out to the Delaware Water Gap and go hiking or rock climbing."
Join Nathanael Billings as he takes you on a tour of his favorite spots in Washington's Olympic National Park:
Lately I’ve been finding myself in the mountains more and more... Of all the places to choose from in Washington, I always find myself roaming around Olympic National Park. Its uniqueness is only trumped by the solitude you find while walking its steep hillsides. You see, ONP (Olympic National Park) may be one of the most popular national parks in the United States...
We caught up with Mark McInnis to learn some of his tips from years of shooting in the upper-left USA.
Splitting his time between Maui and central Oregon, Mark McInnis grew up developing his photographic eye among the natural beauty of our home state with a deep appreciation for the unique surf lifestyle that can only be found in the coastal Pacific Northwest.
Learn from the the staff at Seacat Creative as they explain the most common hunting mistakes they encounter.
"Our team at Seacat Creative is collective of hunters and outdoorsmen and women. There really isn’t a time of year that one of us isn’t on a hunt or prepping for the next one. Water-cooler talk on Monday morning is far too often composed of the previous hunts mishaps. The unsuccessful hunts typically share some common mistakes that our successful hunts tend to lack. So we compiled a list of the common mistakes we here at Seacat Creative have gotten pretty good at making over the years. Try to avoid these mistakes if you want to end your next hunt with a notched tag."
Follow Justin Block as he encounters the men and machines unique to the Race of Gentlemen:
I thought I stepped into a James Dean movie. Hoards of vintage motorcycles and cars came screaming from under the boardwalk and onto the beach. Drivers were adorned in club sweaters, leather, denim and racing numbers. Some could have played the good guys - others their rivals. Crowds lined the boardwalk and streets to catch a glimpse of the ear-splitting machines and the characters racing them to the water."The Race of Gentlemen" is held just twice a year - each time on an opposing coast. At its core, it’s a period correct drag race on the beach featuring American-made hot rods and motorcycles from the 30’s, 40's & 50’s.