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An Affordable Housing Crisis in

The Methow Valley

Growing economic inequality and a lack of affordable housing options in Washington’s Methow Valley are forcing some residents and local businesses to take drastic steps to find homes and keep employees.

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Portrait of Quincy Henry, owner of Campfire Coffee in Tacoma Washington
Coffee

Grit and Flames Built Campfire Coffee Co.

Quincy and Whitni Henry own Campfire Coffee Co. – a wood-fired coffee roaster and shop in Tacoma, Washington. They don’t use fancy machines or gadgets to roast their coffee. The magic that ends up in your coffee cup is the result of wood, fire, smoke, and grit.

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Foraging for mushrooms in Oregon
Oregon

Jesse Dolin’s Side of the Mountains

The appeal of foraging and living off of the land has skyrocketed in recent years. I understand why – it’s romantic and empowering. It’s also overwhelming with serious consequences if you don’t know what you’re doing. As Jesse says – there are better ways to die than eating the wrong mushroom.

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Essays from Outside

Short stories, observations, and encounters from our travels.

A bottle of Chicaoji sauce sitting on gravel a shallow river

You Need Chicaoji Sauce In Your Life

Chicaoji (chick-ow-jee) chili sauce from Lopez Island, Washington is a unique blend of smokey heat, sweet, and salty goodness. Chicaoji is great on meat, fish, vegetables and pastas, but my favorite pairing is with scrambled eggs – a breakfast staple in my house.

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Paragon Fly Rods: Backcountry Durability & 1% for the Planet

Paragon offers high-quality rods for backcountry focused anglers who need a lightweight setup that can handle abuse on the trail and alpine elements. Their lifetime warranty backs that quality. That means their rods can put as many miles on the trail as you can.

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Fly Fishing

WetFly Kodomo Creek Tenkara Flex

WetFly’s telescoping Komodo Creek Flex Tenkara rod has a medium/light action and extends to three different lengths. A telescoping rod means it can grow to fit anglers of any size and can be expanded for different fish and water.

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Wild Human tells stories about people, organizations, and brands who make their livings in the outdoors.

We’re inspired by outdoor culture and passion for environmental conservation. Living in the Pacific Northwest, we have access to some of the most beautiful lands on the planet. It also means that we have a responsibility to take care of those places.

Our reviews focus on products from companies who we believe are leading our friends and neighbors towards a more sustainable and healthy future.