Every holiday season includes an Oregon Outdoors intervention of sorts that aims to separate outdoor enthusiasts from crappy gear, because bad gear is actually worse than no gear at all.
In a perfect world, trying to find the right stuff to buy that outdoor gearhead in your life shouldn't be difficult and stressful, but it is because the stakes are too high to let the unenlightened take a stab during holiday gifting.
Get him a bad set of waders and he's stuck for years with a wet....
ASHLAND — When Alan Anderson wanted to unload 18 of his unused Loon Outdoors fly rods, he naturally thought ... Ashland Ski Swap?
"Yeah, kind of ironic," says Anderson, president of the Ashland-based outdoor company.
But irony is only in the title these days, as the historically winter-only Ashland Ski Swap has gone four seasons.
The 41st annual swap at Stevenson Union on the SOU campus will expand beyond matching sellers with gear-poor winter-sports...