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How to Help Small, Local, and Made in USA Business Today

As more people stay home, local businesses and Made in USA retailers like Duluth Pack need your support now more than ever. The coming weeks will be challenging for all of us. We are committed to working with our customers, corporate partners, government agencies, first responders, and communities at large to keep people safe and well. There are many ways you can help your community and local businesses during this time.

Outdoor Guide: Snowshoeing 101

The winters are long in Minnesota, let’s start making the most of it, friends! Snowshoeing is a fun way to stay active during the snow-covered months. Use #PersonBehindThePack on social media, and let us know how you use yours throughout the winter. We might feature your story on our blog, The Pack Report.

Fun and Functional Ways To Reconnect With Your Home

Right now, the home feels more important than ever. Give your house some well-deserved one-on-one time.

Swapped Stories: With Blogger Emily Fahlsing

Fahlsing's favorite product has evolved as her style changes. Over time her style developed, and she fell in love with the Market Tote. "I love the canvas look and how big it is! I bring it to the gym, on trips, and can use it as a purse, it is extremely versatile!" says Fahlsing. Next time you’re scouring the internet for another blog to read, head over to FahlingForFabulous, or be sure to check out Emily Fahlsing on Instagram. You might learn a thing or two.

Waxed Canvas

The Differences Between Wax Canvas and Traditional Canvas

If you are looking to buy your first Duluth Pack or looking to expand your collection you may be wondering what waxed canvas is and what the history behind it is? What is the difference between the waxed canvas and traditional non-wax canvas?

Our traditional canvas is a tight weave high strength fabric that holds up to the test of time. Canvas itself is not watertight so it has the potential to allow water on the inside of the bag which is why we recommend a poly pack liner if you are going on a canoe trip. Canvas is a wonderful material as it expands when wet, this is why it is an ideal choice and heavy-duty material for outdoor adventures and it is also time-tested. Canvas is a fairly breathable, yet wind-resistant fabric and fairly easy to clean. The bottom-line canvas is durable and will last for many generations to come.

Waxed canvas has all the benefits of our traditional canvas plus a few extra perks. The wax finish allows the water droplets to bead up on the surface and flow off creating the effect of a water-resistant finish. It also has higher wind-resistance compared to traditional non-canvas.

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Camping With Your Dog 101

Camping with your dog can increase the bond you two share, create lasting memories, and remind you to live in the moment. Whether it be backpacking through the mountains, a weekend in an RV, tenting at your favorite place or canoeing the Boundary Waters. Camping with your dog will be a great experience, but it just takes a little more planning. It is imperative to know the rules before you go, so you and your dog can make the most out of the trip.

Outdoor Guide To
Winter Camping

Camping during the winter has a lot of bonuses to it, no bugs, more privacy, and beautiful views. Winter camping can be dangerous if not properly prepared. You'll need to be able to handle the freezing temperatures, snowy conditions, and unpredictable weather. Winter camping is a great place to experience snowy mountains, vistas, or overlooks. It is more difficult, but the reward is worth it!

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Born in the late 1800's, and raised in the northern forests of Minnesota, Duluth Pack's mission is simple and straightforward: to be there for you through all of life's adventures.

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