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30 Years in Filson: A Musician’s Story

Posted January 28, 2014
· Filed In: Happenings, Travel, Way of Life
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John Roderick is an American musician, writer, and podcaster. Born in Seattle, Washington, he grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, where as a young man he worked as a sluice box mucker for a gold mining operation in the area. He is currently the lead singer and guitarist in the band The Long Winters and an outspoken Filson fan 30 years…

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Pouring Down the Bourbon Trail with George Barnett

Posted January 14, 2014
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Happenings, Travel, Way of Life
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George Barnett’s Polaroid photographs recount tales as timeless and storied as the woods themselves. Throughout the years of captured memories, Filson has become his weathered travel partner; a central subject in his work as well as his means of toting cameras and equipment.  Here, follow George as he travels down the Bourbon Trail in his own Kentucky backyard. I decided to embark…

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In the Bush: Cape Buffalo Hunting with Tyler Sharp

Posted January 9, 2014
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Happenings, Hunting, Sporting, Travel, Way of Life
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There is a saying in the African bush, that if one thing doesn’t kill you, something else will, and nothing could be more true of the Cape buffalo. Sometimes called black death, they have long been the quest of many a bold sportsmen for that very reason; they are extremely dangerous to hunt. As Roosevelt, Hemingway, and Capstick would surely…

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Frio: Hiking and Fly Fishing the San Juan River, New Mexico with Halley Roberts

Posted January 8, 2014
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Fly Fishing, Happenings, Sporting, Travel, Way of Life
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Halley Roberts is a photographer based in Portland, Oregon. This winter, Halley returned to New Mexico –her childhood home– to fish the scrappy waters of the San Juan River. The second my feet crunch into permafrost I know I’m already dehydrated. My lips are starting to crack so I stuff my mouth with snow. I’m standing on a hill in…

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In Your Words: A Bag That is Tougher Than Me

Posted December 30, 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.  John M. from Texas details the storied past of his reliable, decade-old Briefcase Computer Bag. Hello Filson, I am writing to thank you for…

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Winter Steelheading on the Snoqualmie

Posted December 22, 2013
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings, In the Field, Sporting, Travel, Way of Life
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  There’s nothing like winter steelheading.   The search for the elusive slivers of chrome in dark green water is wrought with frustration, undeniable joy, and constant anticipation. Much like panning for gold, it’s an exercise in determination and persistence, and offers comparable bounty to those who show commitment to the cold. As our breath collected in clouds and frozen…

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In Search of Arctic Grayling

Posted December 22, 2013
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings, Sporting, Travel, Way of Life
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Krystin Bablinskas is an environmental engineer with a penchant for adventure and travel writing. Her life partner, Bixler McClure, is a Geographic Information Systems analyst and amateur photographer. Always together, the duo explores Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula from their home base in Seward, whether on foot or by sailboat. They detail their wild tales on their blog Alaskagraphy and have two…

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Of Mountains and Mist: Surveying the Big Sky Winter with Brian Merriam, Part 2

Posted December 9, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Happenings, Travel, Way of Life
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Brian Merriam’s photographs offer an earnest and eager appreciation for the outdoors. Each image acting as both an inviting adventure and a dramatic call to action, providing the necessary inspiration to phone in that vacation time and get lost in the beauty of the vast American landscape. Follow along on the second half of Brian’s journey through the early-winter tinted…

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Of Mountains and Mist: Surveying the Big Sky Winter with Brian Merriam

Posted November 25, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Happenings, Travel, Way of Life
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Brian Merriam’s photographs offer an earnest and eager appreciation for the outdoors. Each image acting as both an inviting adventure and a dramatic call to action, providing the necessary inspiration to phone in that vacation time and get lost in the beauty of the vast American landscape. Follow Brian through the frozen plains and forests of Montana and Wyoming in…

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December on the Wind: Welcoming Winter in the North Atlantic

Posted November 21, 2013
· Filed In: Conservation, Depth In The Field, Happenings, Travel, Way of Life
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In the latest Filson Life, Jonathan Levitt and Muwin Collective ramble along the North Atlantic coastline preparing for the upcoming cold season. Nov 10 The garden is covered in straw and seaweed. It gets dark so early we cook, we bring in wood, we ramble, and we scout Chores are done. It is warm inside, the soup warms over the…

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