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Top 7 Safety Tips For Solo Traveling

Top 7 Safety Tips For Solo Traveling

Having a travel companion makes exploring the world a little less daunting, but traveling on your own is a refreshing experience. Solo traveling lets you embrace a new culture and build confidence while you're escaping that 9-5 routine. It's an adventure everyone should embark on at least once in their lifetime. Explore with an open mind and have your arms open to the world of opportunities that traveling holds.

Before wandering around the globe, keep your safety in mind too. There are rewarding experiences when going abroad, but when you're on your own, looking after your wellbeing is a must. These 7 safety tips while traveling solo will help you discover the liberating experiences of being solo while you explore.    

The History of Smokey The Bear

The History of Smokey The Bear

Smokey Bear is a famous hero and symbol for wildfire prevention and forest conservation, with virtue and determination, Smokey Bear creates a tone and widespread message of the importance for awareness and protection of the natural beauty of our environment and forests. Smokey Bear is the ultimate symbol for prevention and care and America’s wildlife protector. The idea of Smokey Bear was created on August 9th of 1944, when an Ad Council and the U.S. Forest Service concurred that a fictional bear would be the ideal emblem to constitute their joint effort of promoting wildfire precautions. An artist by the name of Albert Staehle painted the very first poster of Smokey Bear and was accredited for designing imagery to go along with this iconic symbol of America. On the poster, Albert Staehle conveyed a fictional bear pouring a bucket onto a fire with the caption, “Care will prevent 9 out of 10 fires!” The image of Smokey Bear became extremely popular and widely apparent to the mass audiences of America, as he appeared on many fire prevention advertisements and fire prevention materials. Then in 1947, Smokey Bear’s official slogan transformed into, “Only YOU Can Prevent Forest Fires!”
DIY Bandana PPE Face Mask

DIY Bandana PPE Face Mask

Duluth Pack is currently manufacturing our line of Personal Protective Equipment; reusable Made in the USA Healthcare Gowns for the greater good and those working on the frontlines are America.  As we work better together, Duluth Pack is ensuring our greatest effort to keep our community and those around us safe. For your health and safety, we are going to go through step by step ‘how-to’ of creating your very own DIY facemask. All you need are a few simple materials, creativity, and your daily dose of adventure. Let’s get started. Here is how to make your own DIY bandana PPE (personal protective equipment) face mask.
Duluth Pack's 7th Annual Beer and Gear Event

Duluth Pack's 7th Annual Beer and Gear Event

Join your friends at Duluth Pack for our first-ever virtual Beer and Gear! This year’s event will occur on Thursday, July 2nd from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Beer and Gear is a fun event that Duluth Pack hosts each year to celebrate our customers and local breweries. Our Beer and Gear event brings together outdoor enthusiasts and craft beer connoisseurs alike. This year’s event will be online, as opposed to our usual in-person event, but it is still sure to be a great way to celebrate our customers, local breweries, and our brand.

The Ultimate Guide To Solo Traveling

The Ultimate Guide To Solo Traveling

Many people choose not to travel on their own due to the fear of being lonely while abroad. What people may not realize, solo traveling is a freeing and empowering experience. The possibilities are endless because you get to plan your itinerary. You can spend your trip doing whatever you want each day of the week. Most end up leaving their first solo travel experience learning more about themselves.

What to know before embarking on your first adventure:

Before boarding the flight for your first solo adventure, it’s helpful to learn about the destination you’re going to and read up on the culture. Of course, you’re going to know the country or city you’re going to, but it’s best to do a little bit of research about the culture of the area. Having an idea about the culture of your chosen destination will be a great advantage.

Questions you may want to research before your solo adventure:

    Minnesota's Logging Heritage

    Minnesota's Logging Heritage

    When you think of a lumberjack, what state are you thinking of? If you said Minnesota, you’re probably in the majority. According to the old folk tale of Minnesota, it is said that the state’s 10,000+ lakes were formed by none other than Paul Bunyan with each footprint leaving another lake as he explored the state. In fact, the first documented printed story of Paul Bunyan was right here in Duluth; published by the Duluth News Tribune in 1904. Before saws and modern logging equipment, lumberjacks in Minnesota relied primarily on axes to get the job done. At Duluth Pack, we have partnered with the highest quality outdoor companies, Hults Bruk and Gransfors Bruk to remind us of Minnesota’s role in the logging industry with top-quality axes and hatchets.
    Dad's Day Gift Series: For The Gym Goer

    Dad's Day Gift Series: For The Gym Goer

    Today’s post is the last in our Father's Day Gift Guide 2020. This series has sought to help you find the perfect gift for your dad this Father’s Day, even if we aren’t able to physically be with him this year. We have already covered The Griller, The Hunter, The Fisherman, The Handy Man, and The Traveler. Today, we are focusing on The Gym Goer.

    If your dad is a gym jock, we have a few recommendations for some gifts we know he’ll love. They will help him stay organized and look good while he’s working out. Here are some recommendations we have for your home jock.

    Gym Bag: When going to the gym, it can be a hassle to carry all your necessary items in an organized and simple way. Gift your dad our Duluth Pack Gym Bag to make his trips to the gym even easier. We make the bag from our rugged canvas and has a separate area for your dad to store his shoes from his outfits and any other equipment he has. This bag is also versatile; if your dad travels for day trips at all, this bag would be perfect to hold his items.

    Dad's Day Gift Series: For The Traveler

    Dad's Day Gift Series: For The Traveler

    Today we have a continuation of our Father’s Day Gift Guide that we have been covering in a few of our other blog posts. This gift guide focuses on the Traveler. This is the dad who loves sight-seeing and always has the travel bug. They are ready to get up and go at the drop of a hat and are always up for an adventure. This guide will help you to continue to fuel all your dad’s interests, even when he’s halfway across the world.

    Whether your dad travels around your state, the USA, or the world, your friends at Duluth Pack have recommendations for your traveling dad to make his life easier. Having the right accessories while traveling is essential, and here at Duluth Pack. we want to provide you a list of all the items that your dad will surely appreciate on his next jet-set around the world, whether that be for leisure or business.

    Fanny Pack: The fanny pack has been a staple in a dad’s style for generations. Gift your dad Duluth Pack’s Large Fanny Pack to help him accessorize for his travel needs. Whether it’s a family trip to Disneyland or a business trip to Amsterdam, the fanny pack is a great and practical choice to gift your dad this Father’s Day.

    Travel Wallet: When traveling, it can be stressful when you don’t have everything in one place. Having credit cards in one place, a passport in another, and your ticket somewhere else can cause going through the airport to be a huge hassle. To make your dad’s traveling life easier, we recommend the Travel Wallet. Made with our traditional Olive Drab canvas and leather details, this travel wallet has pockets to hold your dad’s documents, airline tickets, passport, and credit cards. For the frequent flyer, this wallet is a must.  

    Jet-Setter Duffel Pack: Perfect for your dad to carry while he’s traveling around the world, or across the US. The Jet-Setter Duffel Pack is perfect as a carry-on and can be worn and used in three different ways. Your dad can wear it as a backpack, carry it with the handles, or use its detached shoulder strap for easy access to grab-and-go. This pack will allow your dad to stay organized while he is on the go, which he will greatly appreciate.

    Briefcase: Some of our dads travel because of work. Jet-setting around the world is a perk, but they rely on that travel for business. For this type of traveler, we recommend the Standard Briefcase. This briefcase is perfect for your dad’s regular daily commute but is also ideal for when he's traveling with his laptop and other necessities.

    Travel Valet: Traveling by plane around the world is great, but some dads prefer road trips around the US instead to see all the beauty we have in our home country. For these traveling dads, we recommend our Canvas Travel Valet. This is perfect to hold your dad’s wallet, keys, credit cards, and more. It can be used in his car while traveling, his hotel room when he’s arrived at his destination, and can even be placed in his luggage if necessary. When not in use, it conveniently lies flat for easy storage. This will make your dad’s travel life even easier so that he can enjoy what matters: traveling.

    Still unsure what to do? You could always allow your dad to decide for himself with a Duluth Pack e-gift card. For even more ideas, check out our Gifts For Him gift guide. We also recommend checking out our previous Father’s Day Gift Guides for The Griller, The Hunter, The Fisherman, and the Handy Man to find gifts that fill all your dad’s passions and interests.

    -From your friends at Duluth Pack

    Dad's Day Gift Series: For The Handyman

    Dad's Day Gift Series: For The Handyman

    For today’s Father’s Day Gift Guide, we are exploring the world of the Handyman. For many, our father is the house’s designated handyman, woodworker, plumber, and more. Sometimes this is out of necessity, but for a lot of our dads, working with tools is a hobby they love to fill their time with. Many of our dads have their own makeshift workshop in the garage, in the shed, or even just outside. Their workshop is their happy place, a place where they can relax and put their mind to work. They can watch something be built or fixed right before their eyes.

    Your friends at Duluth Pack have some recommendations to enhance the handyman in your life’s experience in their workshop.

    How To Become a Minimalist

    How To Become a Minimalist

    Minimalism has become a popular topic among many people in recent years. If we learned anything from Marie Kondo, cutting back on our possessions is helpful for our minds. In times when we’re inundated with information, images, and news continually, it’s rewarding to cut back on what you can control: possessions, stuff, and clutter. Your friends at Duluth Pack have created this guide full of tips on how to start living more minimally.