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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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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 6, 2018
2018 Holiday Play List premium
 A Gift Guide for the Happy Campers in Your Life With the holidays just around the corner, you’re probably already running scenarios about impending family visits. For example: how many nights can you and bae stand sleeping in your squeaky old twin bed? Will those faded NKOTB posters still be staring you down, or has […]
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Pumpkin Spice + Everything Nice: Gear + Goodies for an Amazing Fall in the Backcountry premium
Do you even PSL, bro? Seems like the minute Labor Day’s in the rear-view mirror, the entire country immediately comes down with a wicked case of Pumpkin Spice Fever—and honestly, we’re not mad at it. But despite a national obsession with the eponymous nutmeg-sprinkled latte, we sincerely hope your fall season includes at least one […]
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Leaf Peepin’ for Pros premium
As warmer days lead into cooler nights, it can only mean one thing: its leaf peepin’ time. If you like to geek out as much as we do on fall foliage (we know, you NEED that shot for Insta), then check out our tips for how to do it right, or a la Kelty-style.   […]
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10 Tips for Camping with your BFF (Best Furry Friend) premium
Adventuring outdoors with your BFF (best furry friend) is one of the best ways to spend time in the summer. Whether you’re deep in the wilderness or close to home, spending the night under the stars with your dog is an experience to be had. We went to the experts,  @dogsthathike for the best advice […]
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3 Great Backcountry Trips for Beginners premium
3 Great Backcountry Trips for Beginners (+ Rookie Mistakes You Should Probably Avoid) There are some people out there (no naming names), who really hardcore about backpacking: they cut weight by shaving their toothbrushes down to a nub, or wearing the same socks for 10 days straight. If your idea of packing light is bringing a sixer […]
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Fire Ban Hacks: 3 Essential Tips for Surviving a Campfire-Free Camping Trip premium
 We get it: camping without a campfire is kind of a drag. You know what’s a MUCH bigger drag, though? Wildfires. They’re a big problem for us here in Colorado. So, while we love us some beers, s’mores and spooky stories around a blazing/smoking/crackling inferno, we love our local wilderness even more. So we’ve learned […]
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Tips and Tricks For a Successful Outdoor Adventure With Your Toddler premium
By:  Brendan Place     Before kids, getting outdoors was simple. Put on your boots, pack your bag, and hit the trails. With toddlers, getting outdoors can be a little more complicated, but with the right planning and preparation you can make your adventures exciting and stress free. You’ll have to wait a few years […]
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5 Ways to Turn Kelty Ditch Day into a 3-Day Weekend premium
  ICYMI: your friends at Kelty have officially declared Friday, April 27 “Ditch Day.” So start brewing up some epic excuses (colonoscopy? hostage situation? shark attack?), because your boss ain’t gonna see your pretty face for a single minute on that fateful Friday—you’ll be anywhere but inside, doing anything but sitting around. Here are 5 […]
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