Notes From The Trail

As we celebrate National Forest Week, American Backcountry wants to share our profound love for the forests and the essence of the American backcountry. Founded by Frank Hintz, our company has deep roots in the hiking community. Frank, inspired by his conversations with weary thru-hikers and his own experiences, recognized a gap in the market for high-quality, practical hiking apparel. His journey to the Washington Observatory in New Hampshire, where he climbed Mount Washington under challenging conditions, highlighted the need for specialized gear. It was there, in the Backpackers Sanctuary room, that Frank met Peter, who requested a shirt featuring a topographic map and a list of Mount Washington’s popular hiking trails. Listening to Peter’s request set the foundation for our customer-focused approach, which has guided us ever since.
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Hiking in the USA is an adventure like no other, with a chance to see some incredible wildlife along the way. Imagine trekking through the Rockies and catching a glimpse of a grizzly bear, or wandering the Everglades and spotting an alligator lounging by the water. Each state has its unique animal residents, from bison in Yellowstone to rattlesnakes in the deserts of Arizona. It's important to know how to share these spaces respectfully and safely.
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Welcome to our latest Artist Spotlight, where we shine a light on the incredible talents behind American Backcountry's unique designs. Today, we're excited to introduce you to Sierra Carmean, an artist whose journey from tattooing to digital art has infused our collection with a fresh, vibrant energy.
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Camping is a cherished pastime that allows us to reconnect with nature, but it's essential to consider the environmental impact of our outdoor adventures. By incorporating DIY camping hacks and embracing eco-friendly practices, we can reduce waste and minimize our footprint while making the most of our time in the great outdoors. Here are a few ideas to help the planet and you on your next trip!
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