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MACKINAW MEMORIES: Must be hunting season! By Chester J. O’Neill

Posted September 12, 2012
· Filed In: Mackinaw Memories

I am not going to tell you a story. I am going to tell you the truth, I love that Mackinaw Cruiser. I grew up in the 60s and it seemed that everybody owned one of those plaid beauties. I think I just had a Norman Rockwell moment. When you see that coat you can’t help but to think of…

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MACKINAW MEMORIES: Cold Feet by Eric Rottner

Posted September 11, 2012
· Filed In: Mackinaw Memories

A couple of years ago my uncle and I went camping in Upstate New York. It was mid-January and the temperature was in the teens. On the first night I was drinking hot chocolate and spilled it all over my jacket. Within a moment’s notice, my uncle came back from his car with his old Mackinaw Cruiser. He said he…

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GUEST BLOG: Bird Watching in Filson’s Travel Vest By John E. Riutta of The Well-Read Naturalist

Posted September 10, 2012
· Filed In: Happenings

John E. Riutta was formerly head of binocular and spotting scope development for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. He now publishes The Well-read Naturalist, writes extensively for bird watching and other outdoor publications, and of course, travels in search of birds yet unseen. Back in the days when a traveler might recount tales not only of adventures had at the journey’s destination…

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MACKINAW MEMORIES: The Wood Chipper By Al Asmus

Posted September 6, 2012
· Filed In: Mackinaw Memories

A number of years ago I bought a Mackinaw Cruiser in Duluth, Minnesota on the way to a vacation on the North Shore. It turned out to be my “go to” jacket for most activities in late fall and winter. I had it broken in and feeling just right. Fast forward a few years and one of my sons was…

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MACKINAW MEMORIES: I am still alive by Michael C Boggs

Posted September 5, 2012
· Filed In: Mackinaw Memories

My valet and I were hunting wild horned rabbits in the Klondike back during the blizzard of’ ’86. Man it was cold. Did you ask how cold it was? It was so cold that my scotch whiskey was frozen like ice cubes and I kept them in my pockets. I was wearing a Sears hooded jersey sweatshirt with attached mittens…

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MACKINAW MEMORIES: Christmas Tree Hunting By Wayne Sperry

Posted September 4, 2012
· Filed In: Mackinaw Memories

My son is the proud owner of a Filson Mackinaw but lives in sunny California where Mackinaw wearing is a bit of an overkill. A couple of Christmases ago he came to visit me in Vermont. With delight he donned his Mackinaw to guard against the frosty Vermont cold (where we have 10 months of winter and a couple of…

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MACKINAW MEMORIES: When My Future Coat Talks By Nathan B Strong

Posted August 29, 2012
· Filed In: Mackinaw Memories

As I do not own a Mackinaw Cruiser yet, I thought I would write about what my future Mackinaw Cruiser would have to say. Everything from camping in the outback in Montana to October canoeing trips through the BWCA, I have been through it all. Kept warm and had more adventures than any other coat in any coat rack I…

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Mackinaw Memories: Hunting with my Mackinaw Cruiser By Glade T Roos

Posted August 29, 2012
· Filed In: Mackinaw Memories

When I was a young man I once went deer hunting with my brother in the hills above our home. I was wearing a red and black Filson Mackinaw Cruiser and a worn Stetson outfitters hat. I was also carrying an old savage rifle chambered for the 250/3000. We went quite a distance into the woods that day. Just before…

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MACKINAW MEMORIES: Second Marriage, Second Coat By Ed McCullough

Posted August 29, 2012
· Filed In: Mackinaw Memories

In 1954, I was working in N.W. Montana. I was a city kid from Chicago and this was my first time away from home living in Montana for the year. Working for the US Forest Service, it got cold and I needed a warm coat, so I asked around (loggers, muleskinners) and everyone said get a Filson Cruiser.  Just that,…

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GUEST BLOG: #ELKTOUR – An Elk Hunting Documentary Film By Rudy From Huntography

Posted August 27, 2012
· Filed In: Hunting, Shooting

“A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.” – John Steinbeck One day, while filming last years #DEERTOUR, I was interviewing Ryan Shoemaker, an extremely passionate bowhunter and writer from…

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