Mem­bers, click through for insid­er pric­ing on dai­ly deals!

Fresh on the menu today:

JanS­port: For­get what you think you know about JanS­port. Big­ger, bad­der broth­ers to what you wore to school, the brand’s tech­ni­cal packs are the prod­uct of over forty years of expe­ri­ence and hard­core R & D in the bru­tal Cas­cade Range. You’re look­ing at tech­no­log­i­cal­ly advanced works of load-stowin’, com­fort­able bein’, straps-in-all-the-right-places havin’ art. This col­lec­tion fea­tures every­thing from overnight packs to 4,500 cu mon­sters for seri­ous back­pack­ing adven­tures. Make your move. They won’t last long. Click through now.

Ker­shaw Knives: Inno­v­a­tive tech­nolo­gies, pre­mi­um mate­ri­als, state-of-the-art man­u­fac­tur­ing, and metic­u­lous crafts­man­ship ensure that each Ker­shaw prod­uct pro­vides a life­time of per­for­mance and pride of own­er­ship. In order to be as sus­tain­able as pos­si­ble, the com­pa­ny recy­cles and reuses mate­ri­als used in the man­u­fac­tur­ing process, includ­ing oil, coolant, and steel. Ker­shaw Knives does all its man­u­fac­tur­ing in Ore­gon. What’s not to like? Click through now to shop

Jacob Bromwell: Jacob Bromwell was found­ed in 1819 on the promise to pro­duce authen­tic, hand­craft­ed cook­ware that deliv­ers a unique Amer­i­can expe­ri­ence for explor­ers, adven­tur­ers, home­mak­ers, and tra­di­tion­al­ists every­where. Click through now to shop mini grills, fry­ing pans, and more.


One Small Step: Did you know? This day in 1969 saw one of the most momen­tous cli­max­es in recent adven­ture his­to­ry as Amer­i­can astro­naut Neil Arm­strong became the first per­son to walk on the moon. Some peo­ple claim that pho­tos tak­en by Arm­strong and fel­low astro­naut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin prove the land­ing was a hoax. For a good time, do a Google video search for “Buzz Aldrin punch­es con­spir­a­cy the­o­rist” to see what hap­pened to one unfor­tu­nate dis­be­liev­er when he con­front­ed the for­mer astronaut.

I’ve been booed when I say this, but I’m actu­al­ly look­ing for­ward to the end of sum­mer. With Labor Day week­end approach­ing, I’m antic­i­pat­ing camp­ing trips with friends and some­how, camp­ing always feels right when there’s a chill in the air.

If you feel as I do, then these are the events for you. We’ve got camp­ing gear and acces­sories that will keep you toasty and com­fort­able, bring­ing you all the com­forts of home into the great outdoors.

As you know, we’ve been teas­ing our first part­ner­ship with Jacob Bromwell all week. More than prod­ucts, Jacob Bromwell offers a tru­ly Amer­i­can expe­ri­ence, bring­ing tra­di­tion and authen­tic­i­ty to every item and a life­time guar­an­tee that means they’ll remain in your fam­i­ly for gen­er­a­tions. Shop their camp­ing cook­ware here at up to 55% off.

The Orig­i­nal Pop­corn Popper

Slip into tents and sleep­ing bags for men, women and kids from Slum­ber­jack at up to 50% off here, Kel­ty tents, sleep­ing bags and packs for more camp adven­tures at up to 60% off here, and stun­ning­ly designed objects of beau­ty that deliv­er opti­mized per­for­mance from ICON Lights here also at up to 50% off.

For ques­tions on these and oth­er events, orders, or just to say hi, stop by and vis­it us on Face­book and Twit­ter. 

When­ev­er pos­si­ble, we’d like to present our brand part­ners to you in a new way. We want to go beyond posts that scream, “buy this!” One of the ways we’ve begun to do this is by shar­ing pho­tos of the upcom­ing items we’ll be fea­tur­ing from brands on our Face­book page and Twit­ter stream, and anoth­er is by sit­ting down with brand rep­re­sen­ta­tives so they can tell you in their own words what sets them apart from the rest. We hope this helps you make informed and con­fi­dent purchases.

In prepa­ra­tion for our Jacob Bromwell event, pres­i­dent Sean Ban­dawat answered a few questions.

The Clymb: Jacob Bromwell sells authen­tic camp­fire, kitchen and fire­place prod­ucts, but you also say you’re sell­ing the “Amer­i­can expe­ri­ence.” What does that mean?

Sean Ban­dawat: Strict­ly speak­ing, we’re not in the prod­uct busi­ness. What we’re real­ly sell­ing is an emo­tion­al jour­ney: away from the mad­ness of mod­ern life and into nos­tal­gia, tra­di­tion, and the long­ing for a sim­pler era.  We’re all about let­ting our cus­tomers re-expe­ri­ence the sim­ple and gen­uine Amer­i­can past as an anti­dote to our over-per­fect­ed mod­ern lifestyle.  We hope to evoke with­in our cus­tomers a sense of fam­i­ly, pride, and con­nec­tion to our past.  That’s why we do what we do.


TC: In a time of smart­phones, wifi, and this con­stant need to be “plugged in,” Jacob Bromwell seems to encour­age a slow­er pace and return to the basics? Why is that important?

SB: Embrac­ing the authen­tic Amer­i­can past, despite its tech­ni­cal short­com­ings, is what the Jacob Bromwell brand is all about   Advance­ments in com­merce, tech­nol­o­gy, and trans­porta­tion have has­tened the dis­so­lu­tion of what mat­ters most: our roots.  Tra­di­tion­al Amer­i­can ideals–such as rugged indi­vid­u­al­ism, good cit­i­zen­ship, and the old-fash­ioned gath­er­ing of fam­i­ly and friends–have been for­got­ten in the midst of real­i­ty tele­vi­sion, hip-hop music, and text mes­sag­ing.  Our com­pa­ny is help­ing reverse the trend of near­ly two cen­turies of weak­en­ing of the fam­i­ly unit.


TC: In speak­ing with mem­bers who own your camp­ing prod­ucts, tra­di­tion is a word that comes up often. We found that many items are hand­ed down and have been in their fam­i­lies for years. What kind of guar­an­tee do you offer?

SB: We offer a Life­time Guar­an­tee on all our prod­ucts because they are guar­an­teed to last a life­time.  Many items are indeed passed down from gen­er­a­tion to gen­er­a­tion.  Our prod­ucts were used by the first set­tlers who pio­neered the Great Plains, and the rugged explor­ers who chart­ed new ter­ri­to­ries off the well-beat­en Ore­gon Trail.  Still today, every Jacob Bromwell prod­uct is a hand­craft­ed, his­tor­i­cal­ly-cor­rect Amer­i­can mas­ter­piece.  Favorites include the Orig­i­nal Pop­corn Pop­per, Fron­tier Fry­ing Pan, and Clas­sic Tin Cup.

The Orig­i­nal Pop­corn Popper

TC: What’s the most impor­tant qual­i­ty Jacob Bromwell cus­tomers receive when they make a purchase?

SB: Most of our cus­tomers val­ue the authen­tic­i­ty of our prod­ucts more than any­thing else.  Every­thing is authen­tic about our prod­ucts, from the mate­ri­als we use to the man­u­fac­tur­ing process. Our prod­ucts are still made with Amer­i­can hands.  Even our logo rep­re­sents the man’s own mark, made with his own hand.

Mem­bers, make sure you get there ear­ly tomor­row when our Jacob Bromwell event kicks off. And check out our Upcom­ing Events — Jacob Bromwell pho­to album on Face­book for a peek at some of the items that will be available.