Kelty

September 19, 2019
10 FUN FACTS ABOUT THE HISTORY OF BACKPACKING premium
Our founder, Dick Kelty, would have been 100 this year. As an OG outdoor entrepreneur,  lifelong adventurer and undisputed life of the party, Dick set an incredible example for how to grab life by the GORP…and GET. AFTER. IT.  In celebration of his would-be hundy, your friends here at Kelty have compiled our top 10 […]
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3 REASONS TO PUT YOUR PHONE AWAY + 3 THINGS TO DO INSTEAD premium
  If you’re reading this post (probably on your phone, am I right?), we probably don’t have to tell you that nature is basically AWESOME. But for those of us who live in a city and work indoors, staring at some kind of screen all day long (not to mention the “downtime” we spend scrolling […]
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HOW TO RAISE AN ADVENTURE DOG premium
  August 26 may be National Dog Day, but it’s just another Monday to us Kelytans; we basically worship at our dogs’ feet 24/7/365. Still, the so-called Dog Days of Summer are a perfectly good time to turn some focused attention to our canine companions—and what better way to do that than to meet some […]
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July 23, 2019
LESS SCREEN TIME, MORE GREEN TIME: RAISING KIDS WHO LOVE THE OUTDOORS premium
If you’re reading this post, you probably don’t have to be convinced that nature is awesome. But you might be interested to know that science has finally confirmed that it’s actually really good for you, too. Last year, a team of researchers from the University of East Anglia released the results of a study involving […]
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OUR BEST BEACH CAMPING ESSENTIALS + WHERE TO TAKE THEM NEXT premium
Of all the literal happy campers out there, beach campers are probably the happiest. If you think about it, beachfront camping offers nature’s version of all the stuff you spend cash money on to keep you comfortable at home: the softest mattress (sand), a soothing sound machine (crashing waves) and a combination fan/humidifier (balmy ocean […]
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IS VAN LIFE FOR YOU? HERE’S HOW TO FIND OUT premium
  At some point during the past few years, our beloved Instagram feeds have transformed the thoroughly unromantic idea of “living out of a van” into the highly aspirational, always envy-inspiring concept of “van life.” If you’re not sure of the difference, the first one is about your brother’s weird-ass friend from grade school. And […]
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HOW TO GET BACKCOUNTRY CAMPING PERMITS: POPULAR WILDERNESS PERMIT TIPS & TRICKS premium
The powder season is winding down and our thoughts are turning to counting down the weeks it is ‘til shorts season. So allow us to remind you that there are important things to think about this time of year: backcountry camping permits! In fact, this is the perfect time to start your fair-weather wilderness permit planning. […]
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Planning a Group Camping Trip: Tips for Enjoying the Outdoors with the Whole Squad premium
  It’s finally spring and our BFF, sunshine is fixing to hang around for the next few months so your friends here at Kelty are officially gearing up for our favorite kind of outdoor adventure: camping with friends. Whether it’s your first group camping rodeo or you’ve done this every year for a decade, planning a […]
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TIPS FOR FIRST-TIME CAMPERS: CAMPING WITH YOUR NON-CAMPING PARTNER premium
  When somebody says “Aspen,” you immediately think “WOOOOOO Maroon Bells + backcountry beers!” Your partner, on the other hand, thinks, “YEAHHHH Hotel Jerome + Matsuhisa!” And, while neither one of you is wrong, these are definitely two very different approaches to the same destination…and viva la difference may not apply in this case. Many […]
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February 4, 2019
5 ULTIMATE HUT TRIP HACKS premium
5 ULTIMATE HUT TRIP HACKS Though the concept of hut-to-hut skiing originated in Europe, the U.S. is no slouch—with dozens of networks offering epic days of virgin backcountry powder followed by cozy nights in these one-of-a-kind alpine shelters. Whether you’re traveling with a guide and your squad, and arriving to a posh catered meal or […]
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TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS: MEET THE ANTI-RESOLUTION premium
TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS: MEET THE ANTI-RESOLUTION (read: how-to-set-realistic-new-years-resolutions) Welp, it’s that time of year again! We’ve survived the holidays, but we’re just starting to notice that our wallets are looking a little bit thin…while our our waistlines are maybe feeling a bit thicker than we’d like. In the immortal words of […]
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November 13, 2018
How to Pull Off an Epic Campsgiving premium
How to Pull Off an Epic Campsgiving (+ 4 Foolproof Stretchy-Pants Recipes) By the time the word “Friendsgiving” officially entered the national vernacular in 2008, we’d already been watching our favorite twentysomething chums—Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe—celebrate the holiday together for 10 whole seasons PLUS four years of reruns. And, despite the Macy’s-level […]
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