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Great Deals on Gently-Used Outdoor Gear

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If you’re looking for great deals on outdoor gear and like to give new life to lightly used outdoor recreation gear and clothing, pay a visit to Spokane’s new outdoor gear consignment store, Northwest Outdoors, in the old Wintersport building ...

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Bear Bowl by Bear Minimum

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Every ounce and square inch counts when you’re backpacking or bikepacking. With that in mind, Spokane startup Bear Minimum has created the Bear Bowl, a small cook bowl that comfortably holds 32 ounces of food or liquid and then wipes ...

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Osprey Duro/Dyna Series Trail Running Hydration Vestpacks

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Not just for ultra runners, these hydration vestpacks provide light weight, comfortable hydration and compact gear storage solutions for trail runners tackling any distance where aid stations are few and far between or non-existent. Capacity ranges from 15 liters of ...

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Switchblade SUP, Kayak, Canoe Paddle in One

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The outdoor industry comes up with a lot of gear “innovations” that, in my opinion, are not all that innovative. Switchblade Paddles is an example of a new piece of gear that solves problems, makes paddling more fun and easy, ...

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Building a Cattle Panel Greenhouse

Photo of cattle panel greenhouse by Nick Thomas.

It started with the vision of a plant-filled greenhouse at our South Perry urban lot that would produce an abundance of organic food. It started last fall with finding a house with a large garden space. We’d had small gardens ...

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National Geographic Montana Trail Illustrated Maps

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Planning an epic summer road trip to Big Sky Country will be a snap with National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated topographic maps for Montana.  With waterproof and tear-resistant maps covering areas like Yellowstone National Park; Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks; ...

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Expo Blend Coffee from Vessel

Photo of Vessel's Expo Blend by Jon Jonckers

The Expo Blend from Vessel is named after the Expo ’74 Worlds Fair, and the coffee is just as good as the event was at surpassing people’s expectations. From the home auto-dripper, to a French press, or even a siphon ...

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Buzz Bin: Bloomsday Blend Coffee from Roast House

Photo of Roast House's Bloomsday Blend by Jon Jonckers.

Anyone familiar with the Bloomsday route should also be familiar with the NEW Bloomsday Blend coffee from Roast House. The Bloomsday route is known for its smooth flow, attracts a broad range of people, and is richly connected with the ...

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Trail Running Gear Essentials

Let me start by saying, you DON’T need special gear for trail running. All you need is a trail, some shoes, and the desire to enjoy the trail. But if you are addicted to gear like I am, you are ...

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Making Native Plants Work in Residential Landscapes

Photo by Richard Lambert

Interest in landscaping with native plants is growing. More and more people understand the importance of helping to improve biodiversity on their property, and the right groups of plants provide food and habitat for a range of vital pollinators and ...

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