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Filson Food: Venison and Licorice Pie

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Connor Gabbott spent the first 20 years of his career in various restaurant kitchens across British Columbia. Since picking up a rifle and harvesting his first deer in 2010, Connor has set out to combine his love for food and wild places by sharing the stories of his adventures and how they provide meals for the table. We had Connor tell us about a few of his favorite recipes that we can take into our own kitchens at home. This is the third recipe of a three part series.

There is a certain magic that happens when you cook over open flame, and I for one can’t get enough of it. No where is it more evident than when you are cooking a braised dish for hours low and slow. The same woodsmoke that b...

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Filson Food: Pheasant Saltimbocca

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Connor Gabbott spent the first 20 years of his career in various restaurant kitchens across British Columbia. Since picking up a rifle and harvesting his first deer in 2010, Connor has set out to combine his love for food and wild places by sharing the stories of his adventures and how they provide meals for the table. We had Connor tell us about a few of his favorite recipes that we can take into our own kitchens at home. This is the second of a three part series.

Pheasants are not native to North America, they were brought here from Asia by hunters and now can be found in pockets around the country. Pheasant hunting is without a doubt one of the best ways to introduce someone to the sport o...Read More

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Connor Gabbott spent the first 20 years of his career in various restaurant kitchens across British Columbia. Since picking up a rifle and harvesting his first deer in 2010, Connor has set out to combine his love for food and wild places by sharing the stories of his adventures and how they provide meals for the table. We had Connor tell us about a few of his favorite recipes that we can take into our own kitchens at home. This is the first of a three part series.

Off the coast of B.C., sitting in the Pacific, lies an archipelago of over 140 islands that together are known as Haida Gwaii.  In the late part of the nineteenth century, as the islands were being settled and the logging operations...

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How to maintain maximum water repellency from your oil finish cotton clothing.
Our oil finish cotton clothing is built for years of rugged use in the great outdoors. When re-waxing is needed, use only Filson’s Original Oil Finish Wax. It has a proprietary blend of paraffin wax and softening oils that are an exact match for the original factory-applied waxed finish. Do not be tempted to use beeswax or other waxes, as they will not blend with the existing wax in the fabric, and do not create the surface tension required to maximize water resistance.

Follow these simple instructions to re-wax your Filson garment:

1. Clean all dirt and debris from garment. Oil cloth can be hosed off and allowed to...

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The pure lunar calendar has twelve synodic months. Many early societies adopted this as a unit of time, enabling them to plan and reflect more effectively.

Track the daily positions of the moon with the 2017 Phases of the Moon: Filson Lunar Calendar. 

Click the button below to print your own. 

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Excerpt from Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean

"The tide is long gone. In a few hours the moon will dip below the western horizon, and just as the last of it disappears, the sun will rise in the opposite direction. During the days of full moon, the sun and moon are aligned but on opposite sides of the earth; during new moon, they are al...
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Gene Barnhart of Ruggs Ranch has been training world-class bird dogs for over forty-five years. Gene's love of working dogs runs deep, and he's handled them his entire life, hunting Beagles in his early years and then moving to Pointers. Now, you'll find Gene at Ruggs, training and conditioning over forty hunting dogs. Ensure success in the field this year using his dog training primer below.

Filson Life - Bird Dog Training
First things first: your dog must have a good quality food to do a good job in the field. 
If they are working hard in the field, the right mix is 30% protein and 20% fat. You will need to use less protein and fat if they are an occasional hunter. Watch their weight, too fat of a dog will not be able to ...Read More
Wesley Larson
Wesley Larson is a Missoula, Montana native who has been working with Dr. Tom Smith of Brigham Young University for five years as a bear biologist. He has spent multiple field seasons studying denning polar bears on Alaska’s North Slope, as well as black bears within the Bryce Canyon National Park area. Here are his three rules for preventing or controlling a potentially dangerous bear encounter. Download your own printable poster here.

Bear Safety Poster
Bears are majestic, powerful animals that have histories steeped in myth and legend. Seeing them in the wild is a privilege. If you are prepared for an encounter, you may be able to observe an emblem of the wilderness without fear, but with the respect and awe...
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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. 

Filson Life - Campfire Cooking
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
FIL-405A-fp06_CATWhile others moved their manufacturing operations overseas, we wished them well and then built two more factories in the US. We’ve made our own goods here for more than a century and that’s not going to change. Our American factories allow us to keep an ever-watchful eye on product innovation and quality while giving us the capacity to manufacture even more of our own products. That’s the Filson way — a longstanding, stubborn approach, built upon practices and beliefs that have become increasingly more relevant over the last 117 years.05270009Since July of last year, we've doubled our manufacturing positions and retail employees as well as doubled our number of US-based retail stores. And that's jus...Read More
Filson MinneapolisToday, Filson is proud to announce the opening of our first Minnesota store. Our Minneapolis store is located in the North Loop near the Cedar Lake Trail, at Washington and 3rd Avenue. This shop offers a variety of Unfailing Goods such as signature luggage, leather accessories, apparel and iconic outerwear such as our 100-year-old Mackinaw Cruiser. It is located next to iconic watch brand Shinola, and features an indoor coffee shop and comfortable seating for a relaxed, inclusive shopping experience. Filson Minneapolis228 Washington Ave. N.Minneapolis, MN 55401612-338-5506FILSON MinneapolisFILSON 1WFILSON 5WSHINOLA FILSON EXTERIOR0006

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