Episode 10

Welcome Back! After a bit of a hiatus The Mountain Outpost Podcast is back! Thank you for all of your kind words and comments wondering where the podcast has disappeared to. We needed some time to re-evaluate and get back on focus. With that we want to introduce our latest guest to the podcast, Mallory from Kind Apparel

Joining us for Episode 10 is Mallory Ottariano, of Kind Apparel

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About Kind Apparel

Based in the mountains of Missoula, Montana, Kind Apparel creates functional, movement-inspired wearables from upcycled fabrics. Each item is handmade with love and is one-of-a-kind, designed to inspire your adventures. 

Each item is carefully handcrafted from the highest quality upcycled fabrics. Fabrics are collected from thrift stores, garage sales, clothing swaps, and mills then cut and pieced together to create vibrant and unique pieces that are fun and comfortable to wear. Because of this process, everything is of-a-kind, made in small batches, and not able to be replicated, making each piece special. Many fine art elements are incorporated into the pieces including block printing and silkscreening. All screens and prints are handmade from original Kind Apparel designs. 

They're a small, female-run company founded on the principles of uniqueness and adventure and we keep these present through all facets of our business. As humans, each one of us is entirely unique and different from those around us and our goal is to design and create clothing that celebrates this uniqueness! At Kind Apparel, they're all about being bold and standing out from the crowd. 

Their designs are also environmentally responsible - each item is manufactured locally by hands from upcycled fabrics. Their fabrics come in the form of thrift store clothing, mill ends, and factory seconds, and hand select each fabric for its quality and color. 

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Episode 9

Joining us for Episode 9 is Jessica Williams, of Pet Talk Media

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For Jessica, communication is both an art and science and she has always been an animal lover. Jessica has combined her love for animals and passion for communication when she founded PetTalk Media, a digital platform that does everything from helping pet-related businesses rock social media to making connections with local pet communities.

 Her blogYouDidWhatWithYourWeiner.com – an active and travel lifestyle blog featuring two lovable and mischievous Dachshunds and winner of The Best Active Living Blog Award in the 2014 Petties. 

How to Find Jessica:
You Did What With Your Weiner- Blog


Leave No Trace Doggie Style Article

Episode 8

Joining us for Episode 8 is Nicole Bassett, Co-Founder of The Renewal Workshop

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It’s crazy that a broken zipper sends clothes to a landfill. At The Renewal Workshop factory, they are making sure that never happens again. They have partnered with the world’s best-loved apparel brands to bring their big piles to their factory where they’re refurbished to become Renewed Apparel.

The Renewal Workshop transforms slightly damaged, excess and returned apparel from top brands such as: Prana, Toad & Co, Mountain Khakis, Ibex, and Indigenous. They renew everything from outerwear to casual shirts to pants to dresses. Each item is inspected, graded, repaired (if necessary), cleaned, and labeled. Every piece of Renewed Apparel is one-of-kind and always certified to the quality standards of the original brand.

Where to Find The Renewal Workshop

Episode 7

Joining us for Episode 7 is James Morin, COO, President of Sales at Flowfold. 

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Flowfold is at the forefront of American Made craftsmanship and innovation. They unite the reliability of classic techniques with the precision of cutting edge technology. Every stage of their creative process revolves around maximizing the performance, quality, and durability of the products. Their passion is building gear to carry what you need in pursuit of this experience. Drawing on the legacy of Maine craftsmanship, pairing carefully refined techniques with innovative materials and designs. The gear fits intuitively and functions effortlessly so you can find your moment. Flowfold has a strong commitment to our community and environment is multidimensional. Every Flowfold product is Made in the USA because they believe in supporting local workforce. Domestic manufacturing ensures healthy conditions in the workplace, results in higher quality products and requires fewer non-renewable resources.

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Episode 5

Joining us in Episode 5 is: Kim Vinet

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Aside from being a skier, Kim is a geologist. She has a degree in Earth and Atmospheric Science at the University of Western in London, Ontario. She kind of stumbled upon it and took Earth Science in first year, loved it, and decided to stick with it. Falling love with the study of sedimentology - the deposition of sediments, erosional patterns and formation of sedimentary rocks. It was because she could always envision herself in those spaces where the rocks were formed - on a beach, in the mountains, on a riverbank. 

Ironically, the science she enjoyed for outdoor reasons led her directly into Petroleum Exploration and Production. Feeling guilty about it at first, she then assured herself that being involved at the ground floor could ensure that projects were carried out in an environmentally friendly manner. She made sure locations were drilled with as little a footprint as possible and annoyed more than one Production Engineer who wanted to use fresh water with questionable ethics. 

At first Kim thought she had the best of both worlds; skiing in these amazing mountains on the weekends and having an impact on these huge projects during the week. But slowly she felt herself drawn away from the city and towards the mountains. The people she met in the mountains were always more grounded and their energy was contagious. In 2009 Kim moved to Revelstoke and was able to make that a permanent residence as of 2012. 

So now, with the help of sponsors, Kim is able to use her salary as a geologist to finance ski dreams. And able to use her background in petroleum and the platform as a skier to hopefully impart change in the energy industry in Canada! Kim, like myself, is a big fan of finding your passion and following your heart. For Kim, these things came together organically because she allowed them to - even though it was not without struggle.  


Kim's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kim_vinet/

Zen Athlete Sport Pyschology - www.zenathlete.com

The Matt Belair podcast - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/matt-belair-podcast-master/id1098006247?mt=2

The Canadian Geothermal Association - www.cangea.ca

Tell our elected officials to bring geothermal energy to Canada: http://powearthful.org/ -





Episode 4

Joining us for Episode 4 is Kt Miller, Photographer, Environmentalist and Athlete

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Kt grew up in Bozeman, Montana, where she learned to ski before she could walk. She was fortunate to be a part of Montana Mountaineering Association’s high school Junior Mountaineering Team. Through this program she learned to rock climb, ice climb, and backcountry ski. She went on to instruct and guide for Montana Mountaineering Association for 4 years. She also spent two seasons in Alaska apprentice guiding for South East Alaska Backcountry Adventures in Haines. After loosing a friend in an heli-skiing accident Kt decided to take a break from guiding for a while an focus on gaining more experience. This accidentally jump started her adventure photography career. Her camera, skiing, and climbing skills have since taken her all over the world, with first ski descents in Greenland, Alaska, Romania, and Montana. In the off-season Kt works as a media specialist in the Arctic with Polar Bears International. Her most recent accomplishment is a 30 minute film, Shifting Ice + Changing Tides, documenting a female led skiing and sailing expedition from Iceland to Greenland. Kt is easing back into guiding and instructing again after a four year break by teaching for the Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center, and guiding for Yellowstone Ski Tours. 

Kt Miller: http://www.ktmiller.photo/
Kt on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ktmillerphoto
Kt on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ktmillerphoto/
Poler Bears International: http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/
Shifting Ice, Changing Tides: http://shiftingice.org/
Yellowstone Ski Tours: http://www.yellowstoneskitours.com/

Episode 3

Joining us for Episode 3 is Dan Cirenza, of Leave Nice Tracks.  

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Leave Nice Tracks is an upcoming documentary based on the efforts of a few Vermonters trying to make the Backcountry more sustainable, safe, and accessible to enthusiasts and newcomers. It is a selection of stories told by locals and enthusiasts of backcountry skiing and riding. Over the course of the next several years filming will be taking place during the off season to show the work that goes into creating these backcountry environments, as well as during the winter to show the end result of all this effort.

Website: http://www.leavenicetracks.com/
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/163433886
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leavenicetracks
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leavenicetracks

Episode 2

Joining us for Episode 2 is Tracy Remelius, 

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A longtime outdoors woman living in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, Tracy leads Yoga Adventures, which combine her love of getting outdoors with practicing yoga. Tracy leads hikes, snowshoe treks, SUP and kayak trips, and mudra workshops at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Massachusetts and with partnering land conservation groups. She has developed Nature Rx workshops which incorporate Nature Based Stress Relief with yogic practices. She is a holistic health coach who empowers clients to overcome inner resistance and motivational blocks to live adventure filled lives of health and happiness and is a regular health expert on the television show Mass Appeal. For the past four years Tracy has volunteered with SheJumps and since helping grow the organization in the Northeast is now a national director.

As Tracy Mentioned there is another Paddle on Spectacle Pond, and here is the information
"On Spectacle Pond" : Resisting the Pipeline! On Saturday, July 16, join us for a celebration of solidarity with Berkshire friends & neighbors fighting the Connecticut Expansion pipeline proposed to run through protected land in the Otis State Forest. This event/action will take place in two locations, and you can link with us, in one location or both. Both events and all activities are free and family-friendly!

Website: http://www.tracyremelius.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TracyRemeliusYoga

Episode 1

Joining us for Episode 1 is Aisha Weinhold, Founder of the No Man's Land Film Festival


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Born and raised in Colorado Aisha, is the founder of the No Man's Land Film Festival. She is an avid skier, climber, sailor, runner and overall outdoor enthusiast. Aisha created the film festival as a means to justify an end. She wanted to see and connect with women who enjoyed and navigated a world similar to hers, and so began the planning. 

At their core,  the No Man's Land Film Festival is an all-female adventure film festival based out of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It is a collaboration and celebration of men and women who are deeply engaged in enhancing female presence in the adventure arena. The goal of this festival is to connect like-minded individuals who are action-oriented, wish to support a shared vision of gender equality, have a desire to experience their passions and environments through a uniquely female lens, and above all, love adventure. Along with cultivating a deep interest in exploring the vastness of our planet from a female point of view, No Man's Land strives to create a history of motivating audiences to implement and inspire change. Their mission transcends the films presented; and acts as a platform for progressive thought and movement in the outdoor industry.  Along with cultivating a deep interest in exploring the vastness of our planet from a female point of view, No Man's Land strives to create a history of motivating audiences to implement and inspire change.

"With the environmental crisis being in it’s current state, we want to support and inspire women to get into their environments, while cultivating a deep respect and sense of responsibility for the places where we play. The reward that we find from pursuing our passions is driven strongly by the health of our environment. Our love of adventure partnered with our love for wild and beautiful places inspires us to act as an advocate for the environments we love, meanwhile facilitating the connection between place and play." NML

No Man’s Land understands that in order to create meaningful change, it is important to involve the community. Check them out. 

Website: http://nomanslandfilmfestival.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nomanslandfilmfestival
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nomanslandfilmfestival/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NoMansLandFilm


Episode 0

Welcome to the introductory solocast of The Mountain Outpost Podcast.


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Now, you may be wondering what exactly is The Mountain Outpost? Simply put, it is a place where outdoor recreation meets conservation and activism. It is both a community and a podcast for the lovers and protectors of the mountains. 

The Mountain Outpost gives a voice to environmental protection in outdoor recreation. Our work connects today's most influential environmental change makers, everyday activists and outdoor enthusiasts, supporting one another to keep our mountain environments beautiful and sustainable. 

I want to create a place that is a platform for athletes, brands, ambassadors, organizations, and the public to come and tell stories and share thoughts and ideas. My goal is to help bring a better and overall connection to tying together the outdoor recreation industry and environmental protection. 

What is Our Vision?? The amount of information online and in the media is overwhelming. The goal of The Mountain Outpost is to give people a global perspective on issues related to the environment and outdoor recreation. We stand out through a unique lens of storytelling giving our audience a global perspective on topics related to the environment and outdoor recreation. Storytelling creates an emotional connection and We want to create a unique perspective through storytelling while connecting with our audience. 

What is Our Mission Statement? The Mountain Outpost is a website that is going to be a gathering space for like minded individuals to come and access blog content and podcasts related to the environmental sustainability related to outdoor recreation. The purpose is to be a curator of information while taking our knowledge and research and continue to grow and expand upon it while educating and informing the public. 

 So who Am I??

What is my Background??

I, Megan Davin, am an outdoorist. I live work, and study around nature. My passion lies within connecting the outdoor industry, a field where I have been working in since 2006 and the environment, a topic that has sparked my interest since grade school. After completing my Master of Science in Environmental Studies this spring I realized that I wanted to combine that passion with my 10 years experience working in and around the outdoor recreation industry.

So…. WHY should you care??

After doing a LOT of research I discovered that there was no one platform to finding articles, stories and podcasts surrounded by my interests. I would spend hours combing the internet just to try and find something.

The way I view it is that my passion for the outdoors and outdoor recreation cannot exist without certain protections of the places I love to recreate. But often times there is a disconnect between them, and we are a resource that helps tie together and show the connections and tell the stories proving that one can’t exist without the other.

We look forward to you joining in on our community. We all have stories to tell and these are the ones tying together outdoor recreation and the environment.  We look forward to the journey and sharing stories with you.