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Finding a Reason to Wander: Grouse Hunting with Blaine Peetso

Posted November 5, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Happenings, Hunting, Shooting, Sporting, Way of Life
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Blaine Peetso is a mill worker in Northern Alberta and a self-described daydreamer. With a penchant for the outdoors and for photography, he created The Borealist blog as an excuse to capture images of his part of the world and to rearrange the alphabet as he sees fit. Follow Blaine as he finds a particular kind of beauty in his…

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Afield Without A Dog: Hints for Dog-Free Hunting

Posted November 1, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Hunting, Shooting, Sporting, Tricks of the Trade, Way of Life
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While most serious upland hunters wouldn’t think of leaving their dogs at home, sometimes opportunities to hunt good land (or between big trips) are lost.  Plenty of other hunters may want to tackle upland birds but don’t have dogs, but that’s no reason to stay home. Words by David S. Lewis. Photos by Lee Kjos. While it may seem counter-intuitive,…

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Sheep Shearing in Western Washington with Nich Hance McElroy

Posted October 29, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Happenings, Ranching, Trade Stories, Way of Life
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Nich Hance McElroy is a photographer based in Vancouver, BC. Since 2010 he’s owned and operated a small scale sheep shearing business in Western Washington, which takes him – along with his sheepdog, Finn — from the Canadian Border to the Key Peninsula, and from the San Juan Islands to the crest of the Cascades.   Beginning in the second…

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In Your Words: Matthew Graham’s Mackinaw Cruiser

Posted October 18, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Heritage, In Your Words, Travel, Way of Life
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‘In Your Words’ explores the incredible stories we’ve received from Filson fans across the globe.  Send us your own experiences with our clothing or product here for a chance to be featured on the Filson Life blog.  Matthew Graham remembers his family story with the help of a Filson Mackinaw Cruiser. “What kind of jacket should I get,” I asked my…

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Washington State Fire Lookout Project with Kyle Johnson, Part 2

Posted October 16, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Happenings, Travel, Way of Life
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Kyle Johnson is a 29 year old editorial and commercial photographer hailing from the Pacific Northwest. He strives to create images that are intriguing and classically executed. Kyle’s aesthetic pairs textured natural settings with a distinct photographic perspective. This is the second post in a series on the exploration of the 92 lookout towers that remain standing in Washington State.…

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Mikael Kennedy Is Lured to the Road

Posted October 16, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Happenings, Travel, Way of Life
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As a talented travel photographer, Mikael Kennedy is always on the go, escaping from the clamor of New York City to calmer ground with his Filson gear and camera. In November, Mikael will be releasing 100 signed and numbered books exclusively through his website, featuring photographs dedicated to the allure of the road. “I saw him once. I was tearing…

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On the Banks with John Ludlam

Posted October 10, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Fly Fishing, Happenings, Sporting, Way of Life
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John Ludlam is a medium format analog photographer currently residing in Denver, Colorado. Two years ago, he started processing and printing his own photos in the darkroom and hasn’t gone back to digital since. He loves photographing anything and everything, but especially those people who enjoy traditional or artisan processes. Ever since I can remember, I have always enjoyed spending…

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The Time of the Harvest: Mushroom Foraging with Jonathan Levitt

Posted October 8, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Happenings, Hunting, Way of Life
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Jonathan Levitt lives on an acreage near the village of Ducktrap, Maine. There, in Ducktrap, and on the islands of Penobscot Bay, early fall is the time of the mushroom harvest. The Trumpet of Death, The Dancing Signorina, The Pollo of the Woods, The Bear’s Head, The Little Red Fox — all of the wonderful mushrooms.

Kids Built Like Filson with S.J. Dahlstrom

Posted October 7, 2013
· Filed In: Conservation, Happenings, Hunting, Shooting, Sporting, Way of Life
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S. J. Dahlstrom is a writer based in West Texas and an author of fiction for young readers. A lover of the outdoors and a sportsman, he began to notice a worrisome trend in the “adventure” novels that were being released for children, set indoors, in cities, or in fantasy world’s beyond our own. Determined to share his love for…

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A Traveling Tradition: Halley and Bobbe Hit the Road

Posted October 2, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Happenings, Landing Page Featured, Travel, Way of Life
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Halley Roberts is a photographer based in Portland, Oregon. No stranger to the outdoors and to travel, Halley and her mother Bobbe Besold took to the road — revisiting one of their favorite family traditions. When I was five years old, my mother Bobbe plopped me, my books, The Talking Heads, Paul Simon and our stuff into our blue Toyota…

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