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The shop’s “recycling center” is a simple collection of repurposed cardboard boxes. Whittle is working on a comprehensive manual that will provide in-depth descriptions of common materials and ways they can be processed.

The greenest outdoor shop in the country?

While lounging at a picnic table outside of Pack Rat Outdoor Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas, I’m distracted by a woman tossing out a garbage bag. When I ask the store’s Sustainability Director, Faebyan Whittle, if it’s the day’s trash, she replies, “No, that’s the recycling; ...read more

A group of women descend a rocky mountain

Trail tested: Our favorite hiking pants

Fjällräven Abisko Trekking Tights As I descended the loose rock of a 13,000-foot mountain in Telluride, Colorado, my foot slipped. Feet first, I took the bumpy ride on my bum down a few feet of choss until I was stopped by a grassy patch. Expecting searing pain when I stood up, I ...read more

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Deadline alert: OR Daily Winter 2018

In just a few months, we'll gather again for Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2018. Just like before, we're using Google Forms as our submission process: It's fast and easy! But this time, deadlines are more important than ever and we don't have room to budge. Be sure to enter your ...read more