Black Diamond Innovation

Backcountry.com recently visited the Black Diamond headquarters to watch how the company designs, builds and tests carabiners. Black Diamond is known for their new product innovation as well as their rigorous Quality Assurance process. This emphasis on QA may stem from the original lawsuits that brought down Chouinard Equipment and allowed Peter Metcalf to buy the assets and […]

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Lightweight Stoves for Thru-Hikers

  A friend of mine is currently hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and another friend has done the Appalachian Trail twice. What I have learned living vicariously through their adventures is that in thru-hiking, every ounce matters.  One key area to cut down on in size and weight is cooking (pot, stove, fuel). Alcohol stoves […]

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Top 6 Exercise Planning/Tracker Tools

Lifehacker's Hive Five this week asked readers to vote on their favourite technology platform for tracking and planning their exercise.   The top 6 are as follows: Gyminee:  A web based tool and social network where you can track you workouts, diet and find an exercise partner. Runkeeper:  An application for the 3G iPhone that uses the GPS […]

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Patagonia Employees Use Goose

  Patagonia has recently started using the commuter management platform from Seattle based Goose Networks. Goose's software as a service platform provides employees with a personal calendar where they can drag and drop icons to keep track of their daily commute options. Each employee also has access to a map based view of carpool opportunities and public transport options.  Visual impact displays instantly highlight the environmental, […]

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Lance Needs Action Wipes?

  @LANCEARMSTRONG – U NEED ACTION WIPES from CYCLEFILM on Vimeo. Natural wet wipe creator Action Wipes is on a campaign to get Lance Armstrong to use their wipes. Born out of a need to be clean at Burning Man a couple of years ago, Life Elements founder, Martha Van Inwegan, repackaged her natural family […]

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