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Backpacking, Camping, Day Pack, Hiking, Outdoor Gear, Packing Equipment -

I had an idea to build a pack that would mount on my panniers and double as both a large side pouch and a small day pack. Whenever I design a new product, I always keep simplicity in mind. It has been my experience that some of the best made outdoor gear is overbuilt, not over-designed. When I finished the prototype I was satisfied that this pouch/day pack would stand up to anything the backcountry could throw at it. There was only one problem: what should I name it? I have four children -- three sons and a daughter. All...

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American Made, Backcountry, Burros, Camping, Donkey, Equine Riding, Outdoor Gear, Pack Animals, Pack Equipment, Packing Equipment, Panniers, Steve Edwards -

I believe all things happen for a reason and the people we come in contact with have influence on our lives and us on theirs. Sometimes life circumstances change and with those changes come new friends and new experiences. Things you may never have thought of can suddenly become a reality. After all, I had no real idea of what direction my life would take after I retired from the military. I retired in April 2014 after almost 25 years of dedicated service. While most folks have a pretty solid plan for life after military retirement, mine was still kind...

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