Author: Jack

I am an Outdoorist in my Heart and Soul. I have been in the Outdoor Industry as a wholesale regional rep for 20+ years.

Richmond, Virginia- Fat Tires, Kayaks and Soles 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 […]

Gold and Silver; The Genesis of Skiing in America 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 […]

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 […]

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

In all our blogs, here at, 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 […]

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 […]

Outdoorists take the Outdoors Seriously

To tell you the truth, we all have a deep love and respect for the Outdoors.  Each of us has “outdoor gear” especially for that personal form of Outdoor Experience.  Whether it be exploring, trekking, kayaking, hunting, fishing, snowboarding and snowshoeing; we could go on and on listing the outdoor activities we cherish and love. […]

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