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Exploring Tips From The Explorer Gear Co. Community | Issue #4

Posted by Collin Guernsey on

Check out some of the most valuable exploring tips from our community!ย  caityjanemullenTake pictures, but also remember to take a moment just to be present. No pictures, no phones, just you taking a mental image of your surroundings and how free it makes you feel๐Ÿ” mamabear_naturalsSnacks!! Being hangry makes it hard to explore!๐Ÿ˜œ thewild.blondieNo matter how small the hike, or how long your going to explore always pack a backpack full of snacks, water, & always have something to document what you are exploring rather it's a camera, phone, video camera, everything you explore you want to capture it for...

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How Explorer Gear Came To Be

Posted by Collin Guernsey on

We have often shared that the operation we started was small and family based, but have kept our family a bit more private. But as we endeavor to build the Explorer Gear Co. brand we'd like to share a bit more about who we are, why we started and more.

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The Smoky Mountain Strong Collection Story

Posted by Collin Guernsey on

The Smoky Mountain Strong collection was born out of the immediate need to help the Smokies. In December of 2016, a wildfire started in the hills of the Smokies. The national response was instantaneous, and the states and individuals around the Smokies leaped into action. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and the Smokies hold the hearts of many as it is an affordable weekend or week long trip for many and it provides entertainment as well as fantastic views, hiking trails, and exciting expeditions.The moment we heard the news, we knew we had to do something, and so we put together the...

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The Explorer Gear Co. Core Collection Giving Story

Posted by Collin Guernsey on

We started Explorer Gear Co. out of the passion for helping others get outside and explore better. But, sadly this isn't always doable for everyone and parks really can get pricey as far as yearly passes go. So that's why we are committing a portion of the profits of each core collection item to give to local families so they can stay outside at their local parks. This will start in our home location of Cincinnati and the surrounding areas and then as we are able, will spread out from there.ย  We currently do not have all the logistics of...

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The New Explorer Gear Co.

Posted by Collin Guernsey on

Welcome to the new Explorer Gear Co.! We are so very excited about everything that is new around here. So with this post we wanted to share with you what has gone down and what we plan to do over the coming years.ย 

Explorer Gear was started out of a passion for helping others "explore better". That can be accomplished either by learning about new gear, being inspired by other individuals adventures and more. We have tried a variety of things but in our initial year and a half we tried too much and got burnt out. We started this as a family endeavor and with full time jobs, a baby on the way and more, Explorer Gear took the back seat.ย 

Well we decided, it wasn't going to take a back seat anymore. And the reason we decided this was that our passion for helping others "explore better" wasn't going to subside and we knew we had to live passionately to make it happen.ย 

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