The Outpost | Creating an Outdoor Community

Forging into the wilderness proved to be the revitalizing spark for experiencing all the outdoor industry has to offer

This past weekend, Transworld Business was invited to an event like no other. The premise was relatively simple, although somewhat untapped: taking the idea of a tradeshow, where making connections and getting to know products are commonplace, and bringing it to nature.

The Outpost was a three-day event, set in the hills of Bodega Bay, that gave attendees a chance to get to know a new side of the outdoor industry—one that fostered new relationships, professional and personal.

Weekend activities ranged from survival skills workshops to exploring the grounds in search of a promised secret whiskey bar. Below are just a few of the moments captured along the way.

Photos: Molly DeCoudreux & TransWorld Business

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The Outpost was a chance for the outdoor community to come together for 3 days, sharing knowledge, sparking friendships and connecting with nature.
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More than 150 outdoor enthusiasts converged on the Chanslor Ranch in Bodega Bay, CA.
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Suja Juice kept attendees nourished and full of energy.
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Getting checked in for the weekend’s activities.
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Activities ranged from kayaking, to hilltop yoga, to cooking with fire. Every attendee was given a map to keep it all straight.
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Barebones spent the entire week prior to The Outpost setting up tents for the event. The set up included comfy bunk beds kitted out with Barebones sleeping bags and Rumpl blankets, plus Goal Zero solar charging stations, Miir water bottles to stay hydrated, and customized Pax to well, maintain the chill vibe throughout.
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The mini van-caravan had a big presence at the event and even taught a workshop on van life.
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Equator Coffee provided one of the most important elements all weekend long in the form of amazing coffee and tea.
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One of Saturday morning’s first activities was a surf workshop put on by Proof Lab.
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A botanical walk led by the Turtle Island Restoration Network helped guests get to know the campsite around them.
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Survival skills are pretty necessary. This class was about starting a fire with minimal resources.  Well done, campers.
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Lems was keeping campers’ feet happy. Everyone got a pair of hiking boots, ensuring every sole was supported.
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For Saturday’s happy hour, a sake tasting helped kick off the festivities.
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Our four legged friends helped clean up camp, keeping the ranch pristine.
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Chickens and acorn squash were slow roasted all day for Saturday night’s feast, courtesy of the “Cooking with Fire” classes.
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Eric Bach and Jeff Wolfe from the Outpost team took the stage on Saturday night to give a huge thank you to everyone for participating in the inaugural event.
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Elemental Awareness, who also put on a workshop on survival skills and “Cooking With Fire,” showcased their work introducing youth to nature with an inspiring video inside the barn Saturday night.
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Band Terry Malts takes the stage to rock Outposters into the early morning hours.
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It was nice waking up to this Sunday morning. The farewell breakfast was put on by 18 Rabbits, who  provided all the necessary ingredients for crafting your own granola bowl.
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The granola bar was definitely a hit.
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Thanks again to Jeff Wolfe, Eric Bach and everyone in attendance that made The Outpost a reality!

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