Corporate Friends Donate to Auction

Those attending the auction during RMOWP’s annual conference, taking place July 23 through 27 in West Glacier, Montana, will have the opportunity to bid on a number of excellent outdoor products from RMOWP’s corporate friends. And by the way, if you have any suggestions for additional corporate friends, please pass them along at Corporate Friends pay no dues and have no voting rights, and are admitted to the RMOWP family only at our invitation. Following is information about some of them, and their auction items.

No dog left behind!

Buddy Beds, a Denver company and new corporate friend of RMOWP, is donating several products to this year’s auction that will give your dog a first class travel experience.

Memory foam SUV travel bed for your furry buddy
Memory foam SUV travel bed for your furry buddy

The Memory Foam SUV Travel Bed eliminates the vibration and bumps of car travel with a patented sleep system that combines a layer of top-quality four-pound memory foam with a layer of supporting foam, a protective waterproof/breathable liner, and a durable, washable, outer cover. It’s comfortable, expertly constructed, and ruggedly stylish.

Buddy Beds has also sent one of its Car Seat Protector Blankets, a rugged, padded blanket that will protect your car seats. It’s reversible, with super soft fleece on one side and suede microfiber on the other, and cushioned with high-quality 60-gram fiberfill. The protector attaches easily to most bench seats with adjustable nylon straps and quick-release buckles.

Both the travel bed and car seat protector blanket are being donated by Buddy Beds specifically for this year’s auction, which takes place during the annual conference in West Glacier, Montana. For additional information on these and Buddy Beds’ other products, see

Buck Knives Includes RMOWP in Knife Anniversary

Buck Knives’ classic 110 Folding Hunter has been transformed this year in celebration of its 50th anniversary, and Buck has donated a special engraved version of this commemorative knife to RMOWP for the first prize in the Members’ Choice Photo Contest that takes place at this year’s conference. This commemorative knife features an anniversary medallion on the handle and custom blade stamp denoting 50 years. It comes with a genuine leather sheath along with all the features that have made  the 110 one of Buck’s most popular knives for the past 50 years.

Introduced by Al Buck in 1964, the model 110 revolutionized the industry and quickly became a top seller with its breakthrough folding locking system. Chuck Buck, chairman of Buck Knives, commented, “I remember when my Dad was designing the 110; he wanted a folding knife that would be reliable and contain the features he felt were important for a good knife.”

50th anniversary Model 110 Folding Hunter
50th anniversary Model 110 Folding Hunter

The company is celebrating the golden anniversary of the Model 110 Folding Hunter with a special 50th Anniversary sweepstakes. The contest continues through October with a variety of prizes, ranging from Buck knives and apparel to fishing and hunting trips and the grand prize of a 2014 Chevy Silverado 4X4.

Customers can register at participating retail locations, Buck Knives sponsored events, by mail, online at or through Buck Knives Facebook page. No purchase is necessary to win, and purchases do not improve chances of winning.

In addition to the engraved knife, Buck is donating two knives for the auction.


An end to Fly-away Equipment

Cotton Carrier, a small British Columbia company named for its founder, Andy Cotton, is RMOWP’s newest corporate friend. The company produces specialized straps to keep cameras and binoculars from swinging all over the place while you’re out hiking, climbing, biking, or whatever adventure you are pursuing in the great outdoors.

Binocular Bracket
Binocular Bracket

Essentially, your equipment is strapped to your body to free up both hands, but is quickly and easily accessible when you want it. Not only does this method protect your equipment from an unpleasant confrontation with a rock or tree, but it relieves the strain we often experience on our necks and shoulders.

Cotton Carrier is sending a sample of its new binocular bracket for the RMOWP auction. For details on that and other products see


Remington Expands its Line-up

Remington Arms Company, one of RMOWP’s oldest corporate friends, has announced that it is entering the concealed carry handgun market with the introduction of its new model R51 9mm subcompact. This lightweight handgun, with a 3.4-inch barrel, is designed to maximize any user’s shooting ability under the extreme stress of a personal defense scenario, according to Remington. The company, part of the Freedom Group Family of Companies, is providing an R51 handgun for this year’s RMOWP auction. See for information on the R51 and Remington’s other products.


Remington's new subcompact lightweight handgun
Remington’s new subcompact lightweight handgun

New Knives from Bear and Son

Looking for a top-quality made-in-America knife? Bear & Son Cutlery makes all of the company’s high-quality knives in their state-of-the-art factory in Jacksonville, Alabama, and offers a wide range of knives covering almost every knife need, all backed by Bear’s lifetime warranty.

Sideliner with stag bone handle and black blade
Sideliner with stag bone handle and black blade

A recent addition to the company’s line is its ten-knife Blue Jean Series, honoring the 141-year heritage of blue jeans as one of the most comfortable, durable clothing items for both men and women. These special knives have rugged blue handles and highly polished high-carbon stainless steel blades. All ten are folding knives and five are locking models.

Bear & Son has generously donated the knives shown above to be used for Best of Show awards in RMOWP’s annual writing and photography contest, plus several of its newest knives for the auction. All are specially engraved for RMOWP. For more information about this corporate friend of RMOWP, go to


Keep Lenses Clean the Easy Way

Another of RMOWP’s corporate friends, LensPen, has also announced new products and is sending samples to the RMOWP auction. This small Canadian company specializes in revolutionary tools to easily clean fingerprints from high-quality camera lenses, binoculars, scopes, smart phones, tablets and similar screens.

keeping your opticals clean the easy way
keeping your opticals clean the easy way

Its latest innovation, the LensPen Elite line, produces an even neater cleaning method than previous models. LensPen sent several of its products to the Fruita conference, and by all accounts they worked perfectly. For details on the LensPen cleaning system and the company’s products, see