2020 Conference Still On, We Hope

By Don Laine

RMOWP’s 47th annual conference is scheduled in Alamogordo, New Mexico October 5-8, 2020. However, as we are all aware, the Coronavirus pandemic remains active, causing many 2020 events nationwide to be canceled or postponed.

Snow and dust discolor the gypsum sands of White Sands National Park.
Snow and dust discolor the gypsum sands of White Sands National Park. © William Horton

At this time, Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers & Photographers is taking a wait-and-see position on our October conference.

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Minox Sport Optics

MINOX Logo_smallMinox USA is the exclusive American distributor for a growing number of high-quality outdoor products, including Puma Cutlery and the excellent Minox Sport Optics, based in Wetzlar, Germany. Optical products include binoculars, spotting scopes, wildlife cameras, and an extensive line of fine riflescopes, known for their craftsmanship, performance, and value. The new ZX5 riflescopes offer 5-times magnification, a large field of view, and a choice of reticles for short and long-range shooting distances.

For additional information, click www.minox.com.

Puma IP Cutlery

PUMA IP LogoFounded in 1769 in Solingen, Germany, known as the “City of Blades” for its world-famous knife manufacturers, Puma combines traditional handmade craftsmanship with modern manufacturing techniques to produce some of the finest knives and cutlery in the world. Puma’s products include fixed and folding classical hunting knives plus knives for almost all outdoor activities and top-quality collectible knives. Puma knives are produced in Germany, and the Puma IP line (for International Production), are designed in Germany and manufactured in Spain.

For more information, click www.pumaknives.us.

Cotton Carrier

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Cotton Carrier, a small British Columbia company named for its founder, Andy Cotton, 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.

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.

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Buddy Beds

Buddy BedsBuddy BedsWhy does your dog try to climb in bed with you?

Because you have the better mattress!

Buddy Beds makes the best memory foam dog bed available, so your best friend can sleep as well as you, maybe even better. The company also produces top quality travel and outdoor dog beds, crate pads, and vehicle seat protectors.

For more information, click www.buddybeds.com.

Buck Knives

buck-logo-lrg-black-16x24Buck Knives has been a leader in the knife industry since young Kansas blacksmith Hoyt Buck made his first knife in 1902. Starting with Hoyt’s earliest design for hunting knives Buck has broadened it’s base to include knives for every day use to special survival and tactical, hunters and outdoorsmen to special editions. Their EcoLite Series utilizes eco-friendly materials including handles made from 100% waste paper.

For more information, click: www.buckknives.com.