Fall 2017 LAND Trends

Our snapshot of what's trending in the land industry and lifestyle this fall season.
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Oru Kayak

Meet Oru Kayak. A box, or as Anton Willis (founder/architect/product designer) sees it, a voyaging sea vessel waiting for its captain to take it out on its next big odyssey. This is a kayak that fits. Because the more places you can fit your kayak, the more places you can take your kayak. Oru Kayaks can go just about anywhere—all thanks to origami. Going from box to boat takes just minutes and on the water they’re lightweight, sturdy and durable. While other people might just see a box, Oru Kayak knows you imagine a destination. And while other people might just see a river or a lake or an ocean, they know you see a playground just waiting to be explored. OruKayak.com

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Southeastern Wildlife Exposition 2018

February 16, 17 & 18 • Charleston, South Carolina

The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) is a three-day celebration of wildlife and nature through fine art, conservation education, sporting demonstrations, food, drink and the people who honor them all. The largest event of its kind in the U.S., SEWE makes its home in Charleston, South Carolina, and plays host to hundreds of artists and exhibitors, plus experts in wildlife and nature art—all eager to share their art and insights with more than 40,000 attendees. SEWE’s impact on Charleston and the state continues to grow, as does its popularity. Each year, it generates an estimated $50 million; it provides the public with easy and affordable access to wildlife and nature conservation programs; it increases awareness about the need to protect our natural environment; and, it celebrates our collective love for wildlife, nature and our role in enjoying them for generations. SEWE invites us all to explore our “wild” side and pay tribute to our naturally beautiful world. Ticket sales for SEWE 2018 will open October 13th. SEWE.com

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Fresh Off The Grid

Fresh Off The Grid is a camp cooking and outdoor lifestyle blog founded by Megan McDuffie and Michael Van Vliet in 2015 as a cooking resource for outdoor enthusiasts. At the time, the couple were preparing to embark on a year-long road trip, but found themselves struggling to reconcile their love for cooking with a life outdoors. Most home recipes were too complicated to be made at a campsite, while most camping recipes were too unhealthy to eat for anything more than a few days. So they started documenting their attempts to make healthy, nutritious meals under the constraints of a camping environment. Fresh Off the Grid now features an assortment of easy-to-prepare recipes, helpful how-to guides, a curated gear shop and an abundance of outdoor inspiration. Whether you’re a car camper, backpacker, vanlifer, boater or cabin dweller, Fresh Off the Grid is your place for discovering a better way to eat in the great outdoors. FreshOffTheGrid.com

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Swagger & Hide

Swagger & Hide’s finest quality leather travel gifts are handmade to precision by talented craftsmen. By selecting the highest grade leather hides, and through hours of love and care, they transform them into unique leather products. Swagger & Hide knows that men are difficult to find gifts for and they strive to make this easy for you. From the design of the leather to the making of the box the gift comes in, each item has been meticulously planned with a personal touch. Their products are divided into two collections. The Adventurer Collection features leather accessories designed for the active adventurer. If you want to look the part, tell everyone with these leather essentials. Handcrafted from full grain natural leather. The Black Collection features that executive look; a soft black distressed leather has been used to simply communicate refinement. These leather accessories speak for themselves, handcrafted to portray an image of success. The collections feature duffles, satchels, wallets, personal items, belts and accessories. Give the man in your life the ultimate gift from the Swagger & Hide leather travel gifts collection, personalized with his initials embossed in gold or silver. SwaggerAndHide.com

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AgGrad Future of Agriculure Podcast

AgGrad promotes career opportunities in agriculture by providing job seekers with useful resources and confidential connections to hiring agribusinesses. AgGrad was founded in 2015 by Tim Hammerich and Jeremy Turner to develop an online resource for anyone interested in careers in agriculture. The Future of Agriculture Podcast with Tim Hammerich provides curated insights about the people, companies and perspectives shaping the future of agriculture! This show looks into the diversity that is agriculture and agribusiness. The global population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, and agriculture is expected to produce more with less land and less water. Agribusiness will be part of the future to constantly innovate and find sustainable ways of meeting the challenges of tomorrow. Visit AgGrad.com today to get connected to careers in the agriculture industry and to subscribe to the podcast. AgGrad.com

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Wild Horses of Cumberland Island by Anouk Masson Krantz

The Wild Horses of Cumberland Island captures the dramatic scenery and breathtaking wildlife of Cumberland Island (site of the wedding of John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette), a treasured coastal preserve along Georgia’s Atlantic coastline. The defining characteristic of most horses in the world is their confinement, with limitations and restraints constantly forced upon them. See these wild horses firsthand, living unbridled and free in nature. Photographed by Anouk Masson Krantz, The Wild Horses of Cumberland Island is the culmination of over 10 years and dozens of visits. Embracing the island’s raw elements in all of its seasons, Krantz has created a body of work that delivers to the viewer the profound and varied emotions that the island so powerfully inspires. The book, published by The Images Publishing Group, will be available on November 30, 2017, and it’s available for pre-order. AnoukKrantz.com/book

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Natural Wine by Isabelle Legeron

Winemaking has become ever-more unnatural, from the use of blanket crop-spraying in vineyards, to the overuse of sulfites and additives in the cellar, but luckily there is another way, as Master of Wine Isabelle Legeron explains. Isabelle, who campaigns for natural wine around the world and runs the hugely successful RAW wine fairs in New York, London and Berlin, reveals why the finest, most authentic wines are those made naturally. While currently not regulated by an official definition, natural wines are made from sustainably farmed, organic (or biodynamic) grapes, with nothing removed or added during winemaking, bar at most a dash of sulfites. It is good old-fashioned grape juice fermented into wine—just as nature intended. If you care about what’s in your glass, want to explore unique flavors or are keen to support small-scale producers, then you need to know more about natural wine, and where to find it. The second edition of this consumer guide to natural wine has been fully updated and explains the processes involved, introduces you to some of the growers and suggests over 140 of the best wines for you to try. IsabelleLegeron.com

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Nectar Sunglasses

Save the bees, save the world. These friendly insects have pollinated our planet for 20 million years and their population is rapidly diminishing. In 1975, 4 million bee hives were estimated to be living in the United States. Today, only 2 million bee hives exist in the U.S. and, in 2015 alone, a whopping 42 percent of U.S. bee colonies have perished. Nectar has partnered with The Bee Cause, which is an organization dedicated to educating students and repopulating bee colonies around the world. Together, their goal is to produce 1,000 observational bee hives inside schools. These viewing hives help educate children on the importance of bees and allow them to safely investigate thriving bee communities. Nectar is donating a portion of every order to The Bee Cause! These donations go directly towards purchasing bees for a new hive location. When you purchase your new Nectar shades, you’ll know that you are also saving these amazing creatures! NectarSunglasses.com

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Altitude Seven

Altitude Seven is an adventure lifestyle media platform for women and your place for a more adventure-filled life. Their mission is to inspire and equip women to live adventurous, bold and worldly lives. Altitude Seven helps a global community of women adventurers and travelers discover the best in outdoor/adventure travel apparel, gear, stories, experiences, community and purpose all in one place! The Adventure Now section of their site features a wealth of information in regards to traveling and outdoor adventures, from ladies-only trips to adventure sports and even a list of adventure travel partners that they recommend and love. Living Big, their ladies-only trip section, takes women who love to travel on adventures of a lifetime. Every Living Big trip consists of a small group (10 women max) that sets out to discover authentic local experiences, culture and food together. Some bring along friends. Others come solo and make new friends as part of the trip. International, Oregon and custom adventures are all on the menu. They have a variety of winter events coming up including Snow Sisters, which is a 9-day women’s ski and snowboard heli camp offered by Alaska Heliskiing in Haines, Alaska. Adventure can mean something different to each of us, that is the beauty of it! Altitude Seven’s goal is to help you discover what it means for you and encourage other women to Choose Adventure as a way of life. Altitude-Seven.com

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