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Nathan Oetting
Earth Day 2020!

Earth Day 2020!

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and Cnoc Outdoors is proud to join Earth Day Oregon, other Oregon businesses and non-profits to Amplify Earth Day!  Creating a strong and sustainable world takes everyone's collective action, that's why Cnoc Outdoors and other Earth Day Oregon partners are working to advance the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals to reduce inequalities and improve the health of our planet.  This year, Cnoc Outdoors is honored to support Friends of the Columbia Gorge, the only non-profit organization dedicated entirely to ensuring that the beautiful and wild Columbia Gorge remains an unspoiled treasure for...

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Gilad Nachmani
How To Transition To Zero Drop Footwear

How To Transition To Zero Drop Footwear

Let me start with a little background: back in the day I was a tank driver, and managed to injure my knees pretty seriously along the way. A couple of surgeries later and many, many, many hours of physiotherapy later, my orthopedist told me that I probably would never be able to run again. Back then, I was fine with it, since I hated running. A few years later I moved to England and joined the local outdoor/climbing/running community as part of my career. During that time I got introduced to the idea of barefoot running - it was very...

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Nathan Oetting
Best Day On The Trail Story Competition 2020

Best Day On The Trail Story Competition 2020

As we practice safe social distancing, many of us have had to cancel, cut short or alter our hiking and camping plans for this spring and summer. At CNOC Outdoors, we’ve been daydreaming about getting back on the trail once it is safe to do so. In the meantime, and to help us cope with cabin fever (and homeschooling!), we would love to hear about your Best Day On The Trail during 2019!  To enter the Best Day On The Trail contest, submit your true story from the trail during 2019 to contact@cnocoutdoors.com until April 19, 2020 with the headline...

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Should I Filter My Water on the PCT?

Should I Filter My Water on the PCT?

With the thru-hiking season around the corner and rain and snow still very much part of the PCT landscape, the repeated question around water filtering comes up. When you are out in the middle of nowhere, in the backcountry, getting water from a stream, do you really need to filter that water? To jump to the conclusion: yes, you need to filter water on the PCT.  And now a bit more: Why filtering water in the backcountry? Despite the very tempting look of a refreshing stream on a warm summer day, the primary source of what gets us sick outdoors...

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