December 1, 2017

Member Portrait: Ted “Outdoorsy” Lo

Ted Lo

In this series we interview our members and share why they believe a life outdoors is a life well lived. Ted Lo participated in a research project for our REI Co-op Private Brands team, answering questions about how he uses and views his gear in order to shape future REI brand products. He’s been a […]

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November 30, 2017

DIY: Paracord Survival Bracelet

Paracord Bracelet

Paracord is one of the most useful items to have on an adventure. From replacing a broken shoe string to making a fishing line, it has a wide variety of uses that come in handy in both day-to-day situations and wilderness scenarios. DIY survival bracelets make great gifts since you can personalize the size and […]

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November 28, 2017

This Debut Event Aims to Make Off-Road Cycling More Inclusive

And inclusion could mean industry growth, too. The first-ever Women’s Off-Road Cycling Congress (WORCC) launched in October at the Pearl Izumi World Headquarters in Louisville, Colorado. The goal of WORCC Founder Elori Slater was twofold: to evolve the classic cycling industry ladies’ nights—where retailers invite women to gather over hors d’oeuvres and shop for goods—into […]

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November 28, 2017

Camping Recipes: Sweet Potato & Chorizo Breakfast Hash

Sweet Potato Recipe

Perfect for a chilly fall morning, this hearty breakfast skillet is a great way to start the day. The further we push into fall, the greater the motivation needed to get us up and out of bed. The nights are so long and the mornings are so cold that some days it seems impossible to […]

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November 28, 2017

Do Not Go Outside to Cry

This piece is published in The Climbing Zine Volume 11, now available to …
November 21, 2017

Gear Review: Deuter Guide Lite 28 SL

Don’t tell my crag pack, but I have a major crush on the …
November 20, 2017

Backpacking Recipes: Thanksgiving in a Collapsible Bowl!

backpacking thanksgiving

While Thanksgiving is usually considered an “inside” meal, there are some intrepid individuals who prefer to spend this holiday outdoors. Car camping is one thing, but celebrating your Turkey Day out on the trail takes things to a whole new level. This meal is design to help those bold and brave Thanksgiving backpackers enjoy the […]

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November 16, 2017

The Nature Fix: Creating New Rituals, Outside

Kids on a chairlift at a ski resort

The season of holiday rituals is upon us: a turkey or tofurky on the table, the post-prandial nap, the exchange of gifts, the lighting of candles, the baking of garish cookies. And with these come some inevitable, attendant pains in the neck. The ones that irk me: clogged freeways, weather delays at airports, moments of […]

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November 16, 2017

Hitting the DRT: Test Riding Co-op Cycles Mountain Bikes

Mountain Biker on Trail

The Co-op Cycles team at REI knows how lucky they are to be based in the Pacific Northwest. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of many, Washington has seen an explosion of mountain bike trails in recent years, providing great testing grounds with a variety of terrain. This includes the newly opened Dockton Forest […]

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