Clickworthy: What's got our attention this week


In Clickworthy, we share what we're digging on the web this week. Did we miss something? Keep us in the loop at

The Outdoor Industry Association has released its 2016 Outlook, outlining its goals for focusing efforts throughout this year and beyond. Read it at the Outdoor Industry Association.

Also from OIA: Why indoor climbing is the fitness activity that will dethrone CrossFit.

Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Edible food packaging is on the way, and could soon be all the rage. Think about that - no oatmeal or coffee wrappers to pack back out. Read it at the Appalachian Mountain Club.

We all know someone who brings too much into the wilderness - a full-sized air mattress, a car camping tent, or maybe a cast iron pan - but you could probably stand to lose a few things, too. Read "The Backpacker Who Carries Too Much," at Adventure Journal.

Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

What happens when a 5th grader plans your backpacking trip? Probably not as much would go wrong as you might think. BackpackerEditor Dennis Lewon let his youngest son be the leader, and from now on he plans to take more snack breaks on future trips. Read it atBackpacker.

There's a certain art to freelancing, and successful freelancers are entrepreneurs at heart. SNEWS columnist Kristin Carpenter-Ogden and SNEWS writer Doug Schnitzspahn discuss the freelancer's economy on Carpenter-Ogden's podcast. Listen at the Intrepid Entrepreneur.


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Clickworthy: What's got our attention this week

In Clickworthy, we share what we’re digging on the web this week. Did we miss something? Keep us in the loop at Gore-tex presents 100 years of National Parks. In a beautiful infographic, Gore shares numbers about the state of the parks service and history more


Introducing BACKPACKER's new gear editor

With Kristin Hostetter taking over responsibility for SNEWS and Outdoor Retailer Daily, many people have been asking the obvious question: Who is the next gear editor of BACKPACKER? Scott Yorko is taking the reins from Hostetter starting Jan. 4, just in time for OR. Some of you more

Kristin Hostetter, Editor-in-Chief.

Meet the new SNEWS team!

We're excited to work with you! Add us to your media lists and be sure to say hello at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2016. Meet Kristin Hostetter, Editor-in-Chief For the last 21 years, I’ve been Gear Editor at Backpacker, where I’ve had the joy and privilege to build and more

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Watch our Skip Yowell Tribute

Skip Yowell, co-founder of JanSport, left behind an incredible legacy when he died Oct. 14. A pillar of the outdoor industry, Skip was many things to many people. We reached out to Skip's family and friends for help in creating this tribute in his memory. We miss you, Skip! Skip more