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Photo courtesy of The Conservation Alliance Today is a day that we celebrate an act passed by Congress exactly fifty years ago (September 3rd, 1964). It is a day to be grateful for those who have come before us who realized that future generations need to be able to experience wild places as they are, […]

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We just received a note from Kimberly Donoghue and her Irish Wolfhound mix, Oliver. Together, they have been thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail all summer. Kimberly took a moment while in Caratunk, ME to send us an update and her favorite memory so far. We hope you enjoy! AT 2014: Animal friends Chirping, whistling, and singing … […]

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Occasionally, our favorite gear is the simplest. The kind that you forget it’s there when you don’t need it. Enter our new Ridgeline™ Leash – the perfect leash for outings where you only need a leash for part of the time and want to be able to easily stash it in your pocket or pack […]

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Today is the first day of the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show. A show where all of the brands in the Outdoor Industry convene on Salt Lake City to show the latest and greatest gear. It is also the trade show where, twenty years ago, the first collapsible dog bowl was revealed, and Ruffwear was born. […]

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A few days ago Dan Markovitz, author of A Factory of One, visited Ruffwear to research a new book that he is writing on lean practices based around Outdoor businesses. As Dan posed his questions about the lean approach that Ruffwear takes, we were challenged to put into words something that comes fairly naturally to […]

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It can’t rain all the time… right? But when it does, make sure you have the gear to stay dry. In the mountains, some say that there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad equipment. Being prepared is the difference between just getting by and enjoying the experience. One brand new accessory that […]

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Not all gear needs to be light and packable. Let’s face it, one of the best rewards after a long day in the mountains is a big meal and comfortable bed. For those building the ultimate base camp, car camping set up or just want a premium plush dog bed for the home, car or […]

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