First, pardon the intrusion. I'm not sure if this is within the Newsletter's purview. If this type of message bugs you, hit reply and let me know. I'll figure out a way to segment the list so you only see OutInUnder stories.
That said, onward.
Slingfin's Honey Badger Pack and Pannier Kickstarter update
Martin, Tim, and Rich continue to improve the design and add features. Recent innovations are the Beer Coolerinsert (promising to revolutionize the beer supply job for carry-in overnights) and a 'shine-through' logo pictured here.
Related, if you're interested in discussing how one chooses a tent, I'll be generating a discussion of that in SlingFin's Facebook Group and would love your input.
Derek's Marin Outdoor Trading Company is filling out quite nicely with inventory and fixtures. I stopped by on my way to Pt Reyes last weekend and it was looking great! The Grand Opening is Saturday 11/4, afternoon and evening. He's located at 1407 4th St, San Rafael.. Follow MOTC on Facebook here.
Now through Jan 2, Nicole Chabot has a pop-up sock shop on Telegraph near Ashby in Berkeley. Hours are 11 am to 7 pm. You can check hours, get the location, or follow the SockPop Shop on Facebook.
Nicole says, "Goals of the shop are twofold: 1) business, 2) learning to jump off the entrepreneurial cliff. Steepest learning curve I've been on for a very long time. Great days and hair-falling-out days, but incredibly thankful for the network of friends and colleagues who have shared their experiences and helped motivate me to get this far. "
They've got a folklorica side and a dance side and are sure to display both. This is a great band and a great place to see them.
Red Poppy is an intimate place with a neighborhood feel less than 10 minutes walk from 24th St BART.
Jack and Hans and Jack's step-son, Jeff, are helping build out Stone Glacier, a company that focuses on backcountry hunters.
Editorial. There's often a cultural divide between Berkeley backpackers and backcountry hunters and anglers. Now that the backcountry is under siege and all folks that love the wilderness are stepping up in it's defense, it's time to build bridges.