Summer 2017 LAND Trends

Our snapshot of what's trending in Land industry and lifestyle.

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Hipcamp is a company that empowers landowners to share their property with campers to create sustainable revenue and support in the conservation of land. From public parks to private land, Hipcamp is the most comprehensive guide to camping in the nation. Search, discover and book ranches, farms, vineyards, nature preserves and public sites for camping across the U.S. Hipcamp offers a referral bonus for anyone who refers a landowner that lists on Hipcamp. The landowner and their referral both receive $100 cash when they take their first booking!

Barrel Band

The Barrel Band was created by two guys who love the outdoors. Each had a desire to create a ring that was different from everything else out there. They wanted something that was functional, stylish and represented who they are and what they loved to do. They wanted something that wasn’t flashy or trendy, but they knew it had to have value because of what a wedding ring actually stands for. Most jewelry today is made overseas in order to save money on production costs. Barrel Band wanted to make it a point to keep everything here in the United States regardless of monetary loss. They are based out of Lakeland, Florida, where the majority of all the work is done. Each Barrel Band is meticulously handcrafted by metalsmiths who not only boast a combined experience of over 70 years in the industry, but are also known by the quality of craftsmanship they produce. The Barrel Band comes in three variations—Silver Platinum Classic, White Gold Classic and Yellow Gold Classic—and it’s available in both 14kt white and yellow gold.

REI Outessa

REI, the outdoor co-op and national specialty retailer, announced its 2017 REI Outessa retreats with three immersive, outdoor adventures designed to connect women with the outdoors in a supportive learning environment. Now in its second year, the getaways are filled with activities and inspiration, offer access to coveted gear and products, serve up great food and wine and create the environment for making new friends and lasting memories. Find your tribe, do what you love and try something new in some of the country’s most beautiful outdoor playgrounds. During their three-day retreats you can choose from hundreds of activities, from rock climbing and mountain biking to yoga and hiking. All gear for activities, instruction and chef-prepared meals included.

2017 REI Outessa Retreats


This picturesque, high-alpine playground is located just 35 miles from South Lake Tahoe. Its scenic peaks, valleys, lakes and rivers offer world-class opportunities for rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking and paddling.

MT. HOOD, OREGON | AUGUST 18–20, 2017

Experience the legendary beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Mt. Hood Skibowl is located in Government Camp, Oregon. The area’s mountain lakes, thick forests and many miles of trails make it a year-round destination.   


New England’s famous fall foliage will be in full effect at the Waterville Valley Resort. Set in the White Mountain National Forest, this resort offers miles of hiking and mountain bike trails, plus a stream-fed pond for activities.

Mathews Archery

You dream it, they build it. Mathews Archery allows you to customize your perfect bow in just a few steps! Through their website you’ll customize your bow, then share it or print it to order through an Authorized Mathews Retailer. Aside from bows, Mathews has a wide selection of accessories and apparel. Mathews Genuine accessories are designed to enhance your experience and maximize the performance of your Mathews bow. After an extremely successful year with the 2016 HALON®, Mathews introduced its 2017 hunting line with three new offerings featuring the highly efficient and powerful CROSSCENTRIC™ cam: HALON® 32, AVAIL™ and STOKE™. Go to for full specifications, finish options, and more information on the 2017 hunting line, and experience them at your local Mathews Retailer.


Founded in 2013, Wacaco is a startup company based in Hong Kong. The Minipresso, crafted with reinforced materials to withstand shocks, is a small, light and convenient handheld espresso machine. An innovative creation, durable, built to prepare authentic coffee drinks. The portable espresso machine allows users to brew their own drink on the go—perfect for your outdoor adventures! Gear up for your next big adventure. Whether you’re camping, fishing or road tripping, the Minipresso is the perfect travel companion.

Happily Ever Antlers

Happily Ever Antlers creates one-of-a-kind, high-end, beautifully customized antler jewelry, each with their own story, background and mileage of places that most can only visit in their dreams. Each of their pieces are handmade from deer sheds. Every piece is different so each one is truly unique and beautiful in its very own way.

KUKACARES Foundation

Dine for a cause with the KUKACARES Foundation! Enjoy a Wild Game Dinner, while contributing to a great cause. The event will feature many great auction items for the outdoor enthusiast, along with an open bar included in the ticket price. All proceeds go directly to the KUKACARES Foundation, the charitable organization that’s dedicated to supporting those in need within our community. The mission of the KUKACARES Foundation remains to directly support the well-being of the families in our community and those families serving in our community. The KUKACARES Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. All proceeds go to the foundation. Administrative costs are provided by KUKA Systems North America and their Foundation Partners.

Sportswomen United

Sportswomen United was created with encouragement in mind. Although we have seen a rise in the number of women in the outdoor industry, founder Courtney Riser fears beginners may get discouraged early on. It is still very common to see women put one another down online with the rise in social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. Riser knows everyone has been guilty of judging others at least once, but hopes that Sportswomen United can help women come together and support each other. Sportswomen United provides reviews and honest feedback on products they have used before, letting others know what has or has not worked for them. They share their hunting, fishing or outdoor stories and experiences, whether they are good or bad. With these reviews and stories posted to their blog, they hope to provide tips and support that will ultimately encourage more women to get involved in the outdoors.

Wilderness Babes

With more than 400 national park areas, including 58 national parks, encompassing 84 million acres across the United States, outdoor enthusiasts have a plethora of options for exploration and adventure. However, maintaining these treasured landscapes, ecosystems, and historical sites comes at a high cost. Three areas of focus are necessary for supporting the national parks—Protect. Connect. Inspire. Wilderness Babes is an adventure collective that supports the National Park Foundation through inspiration, community and outreach. A nationwide ambassador team of inspiring, empowering, outdoor women lead the way in spreading our message of the importance of protecting our national parks by inspiring Americans to connect with their natural landscapes. Wilderness Babes operations are currently based in Portland, Oregon.

KOR Instincts

The KOR team is dedicated to bringing you the most relevant survival information available in the world. At KOR Instincts they are always discussing survival strategies, reviewing survival gear and improvising to make equipment that the average survivalist can use at any given time so that you and your family are prepared. Their mission is to bring together children and adults to build a healthy relationship with mother earth to learn to respect her gifts—air, water, fire and land. They also provide a variety of courses, presentations and programs to meet the needs of the KOR community. The goal is to create a community of awareness which educates, prepares you with valuable nature skills.

Listed below are courses that KOR provides:

• Purifying Water Without Containers
• Traps and Snares
• Building Shelters
• Primitive Tools
• CPR and First Aid/AED
• Wilderness Bootcamp
• Survival Cordage/Knots
• Youth Programs
• Firemaking Skills Course


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