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Above: Cylindrical left. All photos: Patch Wilson

Wwoofing and Waves in New South Wales

By Patch Wilson   |   Aug 22, 2012 August 22, 2012

Spending a few months in Oz this year, I was looking for a way to not blow my budget. I didn’t want to spend every waking moment living out the back of my van, constantly scrimping and saving. I wanted to surf as much as possible on one of… Read More

Greenie & the Man Truck

Greenie & the Man Truck

Apr 6, 2007 April 6, 2007

Today’s post comes from Matt O’Conner of Boulder, Colorado. Matt’s currently running Franklin Handholds and sells climbing walls for the Eldorado Wall Company. He also keeps his own blog. His letter isn’t the first of its kind – we’ve received many similar stories from… Read More

Photo: Holger Bisman collection

One Man’s Road to Patagonia

By greenewsurfer   |   Mar 22, 2010 March 22, 2010

Most of our employees have interesting stories to tell, but few have spent 15 months in an East German jail after abandoning a plan to somersault the Berlin Wall from a trampoline before trying to escape the country on foot. Holger Bismann, managing director of Patagonia Europe, was generous enough… Read More

Solar Cooking

Solar Cooking

By Erik Knutzen   |   Sep 15, 2008 September 15, 2008

The following post comes from author and urban homesteader, Erik Knutzen. I recently had the pleasure of working with Erik on a talk he gave at Patagonia Ventura about urban farming, vegetables, chickens, hooch, bicycles and cultural alchemy. I’m a big fan of backpacking sufferfests,… Read More

That's sooo new school.

What to do on a Stormy Day? – Old School/New School

Mar 28, 2008 March 28, 2008

Something interesting has happened around here. Our crew of reluctantly employed fun junkies has remained largely unchanged since Patagonia first set up shop here in Reno in 1996. Sure, the workplace has changed a little bit (no more camping in the parking lot, to mention one thing), but the… Read More

Fear and Laughter on Lost Arrow

Fear and Laughter on Lost Arrow

Nov 5, 2009 November 5, 2009

Today's post is from Patagonia Customer Service Representative, Dave Campbell. A climbing guide and instructor, Dave recently put his skills to use to lead a couple of Patagonia colleagues (one of them, his boss) up a Yosemite Valley icon, one that holds a special place in the… Read More

Bike To Work Week Wrap Up

Bike To Work Week Wrap Up

May 18, 2009 May 18, 2009

Last week's Bike-to-Work celebrations kept our dedicated team of coordinators hopping – volunteers made sure events were supplied and staffed, area business folks presented informational clinics on everything from bike tuning to trip planning and route-finding, and supporting businesses offered prizes designed to spread the word and keep the… Read More

Polar Bears Swimming Amongst Melting Arctic Ice

Polar Bears Swimming Amongst Melting Arctic Ice

By Scott Dickerson   |   Sep 12, 2008 September 12, 2008

Professional photographer and Cleanest Line reader, Scott Dickerson, contacted us recently about a unique aerial shoot he did with the US Coast Guard, University of Alaska, US Geological Survey and the World Wildlife Fund. It involved documenting a report of nine polar bears seen swimming amongst melting… Read More

Tortilla Español

Tortilla Español

By Brittany Griffith   |   Feb 9, 2012 February 9, 2012

Here’s a recipe that every dirtbag should learn to make; it’s exotic sounding, yet relatively simple to make from basic, easy-to-find ingredients. Also, since it requires nothing much more than a fry pan, spatula, bowl, and plate, this one can be made in your van or campsite. I first… Read More

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