camping

Shape Field Chair

in keeping with some of my recent outdoorsy posts, i wanted to share a really cool project by husband and wife team Karson and Mary Shadley. Karson is an industrial designer who designed an outdoor folding chair that will last a lifetime, and look good doing it. the Shape Field Chair is a pared down, minimal design made from extremely durable materials, the kind of product your grandparents used to hand down to you… the kind they really just don’t make anymore. they are running a Kickstarter to get these puppies into production. you can read more about it here, and if you’re a nature lover i think you’d love to support them! i think these would be super handy for the beach. also dig their sweet little logo.

Nature is our sanctuary. Life is simpler when you’re spending your days in the great outdoors. You should spend that precious time comfortably and with objects you’re proud to own and use. Most outdoor folding chairs are built on the cheap and without elegance. Our most loved outdoor gear is the stuff our parents and grandparents handed down to us. We cherish the durability, functional beauty and patina of these items. We designed the Field Chair to meet these same criteria.

Shape Field Chair
Shape Field Chair
Shape Field Chair
Shape Field Chair
Shape Field Chair
Shape Field Chair

watch their Kickstarter video for more info:

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Woolrich White

Woolrich is an outdoor clothing company that has been going since 1830, founded on the simple idea of making the best quality woolens for area woodsmen and settlers in Woolrich, Pennsylvania. later this month they are launching Woolrich White, a contemporary collection influenced by the company’s 183 year heritage and classic fabrications.

Many of the pieces from the Woolrich White collection utilize wool from the historic woolen mill in Woolrich, Pennsylvania, the oldest vertically integrated woolen mill operating in the country. The collection includes a variety of jackets and vest as well as sportswear in various wool fabrications. Also highlighted in the collection is the Patrol Series – a collection of down insulated parkas for men and women inspired by the Patrol Parka, which was first introduced by Woolrich in 1976.

photography by Emiliano Granado

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Forest History Society

the Forest History Society is probably exactly what you think it is – an archive dedicated to collecting, preserving, and disseminating forest and conservation history. they have an extensive collection of photographs that have been digitised, that you can search through here, as well as an online gallery sorted by subject. i found some of their best photographs over at their flickr page. makes you want to go camping, doesn’t it?

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camping

as a kid my family would often go on camping trips, especially up the coast during the holidays. my parents had this huge canvas tent that was super complicated to put up – but the end result was a harry-potter like palace that could sleep all six of us. perhaps not a palace. i can still remember the smell of that tent… hot grass and sunscreen.

all images from the life magazine archives

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sleeping bags

these pictures really made me smile. source

(come please winter, february is killing me!)

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