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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 (HINT: START WITH OUR DOG DAYS OF SUMMER GIVEAWAY!) 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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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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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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