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Introducing Young Children to the Outdoors

For a child, even the tiniest things can be exciting. Introducing your children to the outdoors is a wonderful opportunity for them to engage in learning in today’s entertainment-driven world. Below are some surefire tips to ease kids into outdoor exploration before setting them free. How to Introduce Children to the Outdoors  First and foremost,…

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10 Realistic Ways You Can Help the Environment Today

Our outdoor world is a gift to us all, and we all play a part in preserving it for future generations. If you’ve heard of the green movement, you are probably familiar with recycling and other practices that can lead to more ecologically responsible lifestyles.  But what simple ways can you help the earth besides…

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A Minimalist’s Guide To Trekking Lightly When Outdoors

  If you’re like our crew at DutchWare, then you were born to explore the outdoors. Even if you’re wearing comfortable clothing and durable footwear, an overloaded backpack can both weigh and wear you down. That’s why we suggest backpackers learn how to create a pack that contains everything you need and leaves behind excess…

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6 Tips for Teaching Your Children to Respect Nature

  As a new parent, coach, teacher, or caregiver, you’ve probably been told how crucial it is to teach younger generations how to respect the environment. Respecting nature ensures that communities have access to resources to meet their needs and wants.  Younger children have a remarkable capacity to learn about the earth and begin to…

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All About Fabrics

You love the outdoors. The smell of fresh air, the gorgeous views, the excitement of those first few steps on a new adventure — any time when you’re surrounded by the serene sounds of nature is time well spent. Our team of designers enjoys outdoor adventures as much as you do and our years of…

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The Differences In Hammocks Dutchware Offers

There’s nothing quite like spending a few moments relaxing outdoors in a hammock. The lulling swing and cradling feeling can be almost meditative. Meanwhile, you can take time to rest your eyes or enjoy the scenery, looking up at the tree branches or blue sky. Hammocks are perfect for hiking, camping or even casual everyday…

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Identifying Animal Tracks for Beginners

One of the most fun ways to enjoy a hike and celebrate the outdoors is to pay attention to the fascinating animal ecosystem that inhabits it. As you begin to notice the animals sharing the trail with you, it will give you a greater appreciation for nature and the opportunity to explore it. One of…

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What to Do If You’re Lost in the Wilderness

Hiking in the wilderness is an incredibly rewarding experience — but it’s not without risk. A study from the University of North Dakota tallied the number of search and rescue calls in U.S. National Parks between 1992 and 2007 and found the average was nearly 12 SAR calls per day. Half of these calls were…

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10 Hiking Hacks for Beginners and Experts Alike

Whether you’re planning your first hiking expedition or have been exploring the outdoors for decades, the same truth applies: There’s always something new to learn. No matter your level of experience, hiking is more than a hobby. It’s a sport that requires preparedness, perseverance, and an open mind. Apply these 10 hiking hacks for your…

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Dutchware® Provides Contract Services for Sewing, Laser Cutting, Custom Printing & More

After many years of providing wholesale materials, reliable services and expertise to businesses, DutchWare® is adding new capabilities to provide high-quality contract services for sewing, laser cutting, custom printing, and more. As a trusted supplier of innovative, high-quality products and materials for outdoor enthusiasts, we’re known for our attention to subtle details that ensure every item…

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Nine Conversation Topics for Your Next Long Hike

Long hikes can be a fantastic way to connect with friends or family. There’s just something about the fresh air, physical endurance, and scenery that inspires memory making and unfiltered communication. If you’re searching for a way to make the most of your next long hike, try these nine conversation topics that cover the gamut…

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How to Mend the Most Common Hiking Injuries

Whether you’re on the trail or completely off the grid, there’s always the potential for something to go wrong. Even the smallest cuts or scrapes can be irritating and painful when you’re in the backcountry and have a long trek home to get off your feet. In this post, we’ll offer some insight into the…

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