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Kelty’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide premium
What do you give someone in 2020? A reason to leave the house (and maybe hand sanitizer). From backyard shenanigans to backcountry camping, let’s take our holidays outside and give the gift of adventure. Check out our Holiday Gift Guide for this season’s must-haves, pro tips, and more.   COYOTE 65 & WOMEN’S COYOTE 60: […]
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SURVIVING THE WEIRDEST SUMMER OF ALL TIME: CAMPING WITH KIDS EDITION premium
Unless we’re talking specifically about Chuck E. Cheese establishments, the phrase “closed until further notice” is not typically something that parents want to hear—particularly with summer’s hot breath on the backs of our necks. We’ve all fought the good fight through this year’s bizarro spring, our offspring surviving on a steady diet of Pop-Tarts and […]
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7 REASONS CAMPING AT HOME IS ACTUALLY PRETTY GREAT (+ A FEW GOOD THINGS THAT CANNOT BE CANCELLED) premium
  So, it’s possible that your March hasn’t turned out *quite* as planned? SAME. So far, 2020 has felt a bit like being thrown from the frying pan into the dumpster fire. PJs are the new power suits, our peaceful home sanctuaries have been invaded by endless Zoom calls, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to […]
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5 THINGS TO TRY INSTEAD OF WAITING IN A LIFT LINE THIS WINTER premium
There’s nothing like a gnarly lift line to put the kibosh on a bluebird ski day. Now, we all have that friend who would hock a kidney for a perfect powder day, crowds or not. But if that’s not you, there are LOTS of ways to enjoy that chilly white stuff without making an advance […]
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ALL THE STEEPS WITHOUT THE PEEPS: SHOULDER SEASON BACKPACKING TIPS premium
There are reasons everybody wants to go camping in the late spring and early summer, and none of them are wrong—the days are long, the weather’s nice, and *some* schedules are looser. Which is all cool, until you’re trying to share the “solitude” of nature with 1,000 other happy campers.  It can feel like doggone […]
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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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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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