It’s nice to have friends, and Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers & Photographers is fortunate to have some well-placed friends in the outdoor recreation business community. We welcome three new additions to our circle: Bear & Son Cutlery, T-REIGN Retractable Gear Tethers, and RESTOP Personal Portable Sanitation Systems.
Looking for a top-quality made-in-America knife? Bear & Son Cutlery makes all of their high-quality knives in their state-of-the-art factory in Jacksonville, Alabama. Joining Ken Griffey on the Bear & Son management team are his wife Sandy and son Matt, making it what he calls “a family company, and we are dedicated to keeping it exactly that way.” Bear & Son manufactures a wide range of knives – from big Bowies to popular Butterflies – covering almost every knife need. See www.bearandsoncutlery.com.
For those of us who keep forgetting where we put our tools and small electronic devices, and worry about dropping them when we’re out on the trail, T-REIGN Retractable Gear Tethers offers an easy remedy. T-REIGN is an outgrowth of a company called KEY-BAK, started in 1948 by Ray Lummis, who developed a key reel to help railroad linemen from snagging large, dangling key chains on trains. After years of seeing their key reels used in the outdoors, KEY-BAK started their outdoor division, T-REIGN, so hunters, anglers, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts can keep their tools and electronic devices protected by securing them to a T-REIGN Retractable Gear Tether. See www.t-reignoutdoor.com.
Maybe not a subject for dinner table conversation, but RESTOP Portable Sanitation Systems are the answer for people on the go, and who need to go. Long used by the military, law enforcement, and emergency medical units, RESTOP portable and disposable sanitation solutions now are being introduced for use by outdoor enthusiasts who care about the environment. Hunters and wildlife photographers especially will appreciate RESTOP after spending hours waiting for the wildlife to arrive, with no restroom in sight. See www.restop.com.