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Celebrating our Partners: Explore the Wickett & Craig Tannery

Located on more than 16 acres of land in Curwensville, Pennsylvania, Wickett and Craig are one of the last specialty tanneries still operating in the U.S.A. Since 1867, Wickett & Craig have specialized in the labor and time-intensive method of vegetable tanning, a natural, eco-friendly process that produces durable, distinctive leathers recognized for their depth of color and rich patina. Below, take a tour through the extensive Wickett & Craig tannery, and learn more about our storied partnership.

Photography and video courtesy of Andrew David Watson.


Filson's unique partnership with Wickett & Craig is built upon 20 years of collaboration and has brought together some of the most knowledgeabl...

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Filson 101: Campfire Cooking with Tipton Power

Tipton Power has worked on rivers for the last 16 years. He started out as a guide doing fishing and raft trips, and now works as a river ranger on the desert rivers of southwest Idaho. During the off-season, he and his wife operate a small blueberry farm in western Washington. He spends his free time fishing, floating, and riding snowboards. Amongst the dense greenery of the Hoh Rainforest in Washington State, Tipton shares the basics of cooking with a Dutch oven and details three of his favorite campfire recipes. 


The Dutch oven has been the ware of choice in outdoor kitchens for hundreds of years. It’s simple and versatile. It works as a pot, a deep fry pan, and you can make just about any...Read More

Celebrating Filson Fathers with Cody Humphrey

Cody Humphrey grew up in Hermiston, Oregon helping out on his family's farm from the age of nine. As a young man, he spent his days alongside his father bucking hay, changing irrigation pipes, and tending to animals, learning to appreciate discipline and hardwork as lifetime values. Cody comes from a long line of farmers and as Father's Day approaches, we reached out to him to describe his memories of the outdoors formed with his Dad, who worked with him on the farm and also brought him to the mountains to hunt and fish.



I have been blessed to have a loving father that was such a great role model in mine and my brother’s life. Since I was 2 years old, my dad has had me with him hunting and fi...Read More

Celebrating Filson Fathers with Chuck Ragan

Chuck Ragan is a family man, an outdoorsman, craftsman and musician. From The Blanco River in Texas, the woods and water of Eastern Tennessee, North Georgia, the marsh and bayou of Southwest Louisiana and the salt and freshwater of Florida, Ragan was raised chasing fish, game and adventures in the outdoors while at the same time, sharing music worldwide from an early age.  Ragan relocated to Northern California in 2007 where he continued his career in music, found peace in the foothills, lakes and rivers and has begun raising a family. As Father's Day approaches, we reached out to Chuck to discuss his new role as a father, a challenge he couldn't be more excited to take on.


When I stop long e...

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Celebrating Filson Fathers with Jillian Lukiwski

Jillian Lukiwski, also known as The Noisy Plume, describes herself as a gregarious hermit, bohemian redneck, silversmith, and photographer and writer in the interior West. As Father's Day approaches, we reached out to her to describe her memories of the outdoors formed with her Dad, who worked in the National Parks of Canada when she was growing up.

 

 

My father and I trailer two horses to Birdtail Bridge. I am six years old. We ride into a backcountry camp so my father can check on some hikers. When we arrive, I can see they are romanced by his mustache, uniform and tall sorrel gelding. They are also obviously charmed by me, perched like a tenacious burr on my palomino.

 

I dismount and walk ar...

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Trade Stories: Exploring the American West with Painter Nicholas Coleman

Nicholas Coleman was born in Provo, Utah in 1978.  Brought up in an artistic home, Coleman has been painting and drawing for as long as he can remember. Coleman has found much of his inspiration in his travels across North America, Canada, Europe and even into Africa. Hunting and fishing along the way his interest often include exploring hidden streams and valleys looking for signs of wildlife. He gained an appreciation for the subtle details hidden in plain sight. In his own words he wants to "preserve the heritage of the American West."

 

 

How did you start painting Nicholas?

 

I have fond memories of visiting my dad’s studio at a very early age and begging him to let me paint on his paintings...

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Trade Stories: Eric Blinman, Archaeologist

Eric Blinman has been an archaeologist for nearly 50 years. He has worked throughout the western United States but has focused on the greater Southwest since 1979. Working for the Museum of New Mexico’s contract archaeology program since 1988, he is the current director of the office, overseeing salvage archaeology projects that deal with all periods of New Mexico history, from ice age hunters to the building of the first atomic bomb.

 

His personal research interests are the cultural diversity of Southwestern peoples, climate change and its impacts on ancient economies and societies, ancient pottery and yucca textile technologies, archaeomagnetic dating, and most recently the development of l...

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The Cosmos and the Desert: Thosh Collins' Western Photography

Anthony "Thosh" Collins has spent the last eighteen years documenting and sharing the beauty, strength, intelligence, and resiliency of the Native cultures of the West and their unique landscapes. Rooted in his O'Odham heritage, a tribe from Salt River, Arizona, he utilizes photography to promote a positive image of Indigenous people and the land they inhabit. Thosh was featured in the April Filson Catalog, you can find more of his work here.

 

Photographs are like entities. In my 18 years as a photographer, I have witnessed many things that these entities can do. Some are powerful, igniting social consciousness on a global scale. At their best, they have the ability to instill feelings of hop...

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Chasing Wild Winter Steelhead with Russell Miller from Sage Fly Fishing

 

Russell Miller is the Marketing Coordinator for Sage and RIO Fly Fishing products, as well as a member of Team USA Fly Fishing. In the latest Filson Life, follow along as he recaps the extremes of the wild winter Steelhead season in the Northwest. If you're an angler, now is the time to get ready for the spring fishing season. Visit the Filson Flagship store in Seattle for a great selection of rods and reels from Sage, and head over to our events page to sign-up for upcoming in-store events to learn more about fishing in the great Northwest.

 

 

To put it simply, springtime on the coast is magical. The air is warm, you can smell new life budding out everywhere, and wild steelhead are running i...

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Life As A Merchant Marine with John Dunaway

With oceans that refuse to relinquish any of their might regardless of our technological advances, the modern sailor continues to face the same elements which all that have sailed upon her waters have ever seen. “We must always remember that the sea is no respector of ships or person. The sea is always ready, at the first sign of failure, to rush in and destroy the very craft it so readily supports upon the surface of the water.”1 Merchant mariners, both on deck and below in the engine room, know that once land falls below the horizon, they are left to their own skills and tools for prosperity and safety.

 

John Dunaway has spent the last 8.5 years in the U.S. Merchant Marine sailing across th...

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