Stories

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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The North Cascades Mountain Hostel sign on the front of the house
Stories

North Cascades Mountain Hostel: Dirtbag Haven

Think about the word hostel. What do you see in your mind? If you see a warm and loved home under massive star-filled skies, rugged mountains that are close enough to touch, and a community of dirtbag travelers, you’ve probably experienced the North Cascades Mountain Hostel. For everyone else, check your calendar and start planning your next trip to Winthrop, Washington. Play hard, sleep cheap.

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McKenzie holding a Tenkara rod in a river on Dad's shoulders
Fly Fishing

McKenzie, the Angler

At three and a half years old, McKenzie cares more about fish than too many adults. She embraces the experience of fishing with an open heart and doesn’t place her own needs above the animals in the wild or the fish in the water. That’s the kind of angler that I want to be.

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