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Meet the guys behind BlackOwlOutdoors.com

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“Two brothers bridging the gap between nature and the modern pursuit.” Black Owl Outdoors is comprised of two brothers from Pennsylvania who have an unrelenting passion for the outdoors. And part of that passion manifests in video form. Stony, the eldest of the two, is the one behind the camera (above at left); and the younger, Krik, is the one in front. Their videos range from plant identification, to bushcraft, to outdoor adventures, to outdoor equipment reviews. “One of our goals is to share the beauty of nature. We understand there are lots of folks who want to spend more time outdoors and are unable to do so. So, when you can’t get outside, we hope to provide a gateway,” says Krik. And by capturing that beauty, the brothers hope to bring awareness to natural resource protection and preservation. “There’s a value in nature that can’t be described or quantified. We want to do our part in preserving these wild places for generations to come.”

 

You can find their entire library of videos and photography at BlackOwlOutdoors.com.  And check back here monthly as we will feature videos, photos and stories from the guys as they continue the outdoor adventure that is Black Owl Outdoors!

The lure of fly fishing: Five questions with Woolrich designer Steven Fuller

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Woolrich designer Steven Fuller’s outdoor life began in New England, grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and lives today in the rolling mountains of central Pennsylvania.   A passionate angler, hiker and conservationist, Fuller’s outdoor life began early on the waters around Martha’s Vineyard, as family and fishing were an inseparable pair.   He grew up on the plains of eastern Washington, and followed the waters there to Puget Sound, to Seattle, and to the inspirational peaks and rivers of the Olympic Peninsula.

Although Steven occasionally travels to find his fishing quarry …  it’s clear he has always been a fan of Pennsylvania legendary fly fishing,

What are a couple of your favorite spots?

SF:  Penns creek, the narrows section on Fishing Creek and a few ‘nameless’ local mountain streams nearby. (more…)

Active, historic Pennsylvania mill draws eye of reporters

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There are numerous things that draw people to Pennsylvania … the living history of Philadelphia, the rugged forests of the Appalachian Trail, the family-friendly attractions of Hershey Park.

And the town of Woolrich.

In addition to the Woolrich flagship store, the town of Woolrich is home to the oldest continually running mill in America … a made-in-America story that has become an intriguing must-see for earnest reporters and photographers. (more…)

Keeping time with the enduring style of the Railroad Vest

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In 1859, the iron tracks of the Sunbury & Erie Railroad stretched to Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, bringing regular train service within a few miles of the Woolrich mill.   Yet while regular train service brought a massive building boom to central Pennsylvania, that wasn’t its only legacy.  It also inspired the creation of one of Woolrich’s most enduring designs:  the Railroad Vest.

Also known as the “Utility Vest,” the original styling is graced with rough charcoal wool, and a light grey pinstripe.   The material is thick enough to feel immediately warm and durable, yet smooth enough to make the call for an evening out on the town.  As appealing as the material is … it’s the pockets that make this piece truly tick.   Today’s wearers turn to the Woolrich Railroad Vest to stash their iPhones, business cards, notebooks, screwdrivers, flyboxes, digital cameras and more.

But originally, it was all about the pocket watch.  (more…)

Move over Sam Adams… Pennsylvania’s Yuengling takes crown as American’s Largest Brewer

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When you order a “lager” in Pennsylvania, the barkeep knows the drill. Yeungling Beer is as essential to Pennsylvanians as Woolrich wool, Hammond Pretzels and Coleman Pop-Up Campers. Back in the day, true connoisseurs of this traditional brew would transport it across state boarders to holiday gatherings and football parties just to maintain their fix. No Yankee beer competitor could replicate a tastier lager than that of America’s oldest family-owned brewery (or, at least that’s what my uncle would say). (more…)