PIONEER OUTDOORIST: Edward Curtis- Anthropologist; Portrait Photographer; Historian; Ethnologist…

When we think about “What an image of an Outdoorist contains”, we usually imagine a person who climbs mountains, single-track mountain biking, trail-seeking snowshoer and a true risk-taker choosing a road less traveled in the great-outdoors. These are all legitimate images. This OutdoorLoyalty.com blog adds to that list, Edward Curtis, an individual pioneer who took…

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O2C2: (Original Outdoor Clothing Company)…

For the last 24 years of my life (so far), I have worked for OOCC, better known as Woolrich, Inc.  In the late 1820’s John Rich, and his close friend Daniel McCormick, sailed over the Atlantic from England to America with the desire to replicate the mill in England their forefathers built and prospered for…

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Richmond, Virginia: Fat Tires, Kayaks and Soles

OutdoorLoyalty.com features, in their blogs, communities across our country.  These chosen communities are those who have developed systems, infrastructure and networks to enhance Outdoor Experiences in and around their city.  Citizens and Outdoorists visiting the area, in and around Richmond, benefit from a vision unique to its Culture.   This blog introduces Richmond, Virginia, featuring…

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Gold and Silver; The Genesis of Skiing in America

OutdoorLoyalty.com and this blogsite have written many blogs about Outdoorists and the emergence of the Ski Industry in America.  The very beginnings, of this phenomenon and epic stages of it’s growth, capture the Heart and Soul of a new outdoor experience.  The exploration and sustaining of the many mountainous regions across America, during the snow…

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Route 66- Grab Your Pitons Outdoorists- to Kingman, AZ

  The Route 66 Highway, also known as “The Will Rogers Highway”, the “Main Streets of America” and “Mother Road”, begins in Chicago, IL. and ends in Santa Monica, CA.  In 1857 during the epic expansion of America’s country and culture, topographical engineers, government funded, along the 35th longitudinal parallel line, mapped out a southern route…

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The Oregon Trail: An Outdoorist’s Dream Trek

One of America’s Epic Journeys in History was and is the Oregon Trail.  What makes this particular journey such an important period of time for America (1840-1870), which was less than a hundred years in existence as a sovereign country?  The British Empire in the 1700’s conquered and subjugated many vulnerable states and islands around…

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Sustainability and The Higg Index for the Outdoor Industry

Outdoorists, worldwide, have become aware of the commitment towards sustaining the delicate balance of our Global environment.  Saying everyone is on the “same page” on this extremely delicate issue is like saying politicians are all on the same bandwagon with the NPS and Monument designations to protect our public lands we cherish as Outdoorists.  So,…

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Outdoor Retailers (Stores) vs. Online Sales (Amazon)

In all our blogs, here at OutdoorLoyalty.com, there is a sense of optimism for the Outdoor Industry as a whole and Outdoorists everywhere.  The issue here is the extreme success of Online Sales of Outdoor Products which is directly affecting Independent Outdoor Stores.  From a distance, one would see a David vs. Goliath battle.  At…

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Bears Ears- Meet the Nat. Monument in the Cross Hairs

Outdoor Manufactures, Retailers, Outdoorists and Native Americans are on the Front Lines of this epic confrontation between the issues of Public Lands vs Commercial Energy Extraction.  Public Lands are in danger at this moment in history.  For well over a 1,000 years these lands (Bears Ears) have been protected and preserved by the Native American…

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