Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - 40

Field Notes: From the Road

The Year
Ahead

OPEN TO ANYTHING
The author finds
unexpected joy on the
barnacle-covered
beach of the Salton
Sea, California.

After so much darkness, some of
us are starting to feel a glimmer
of hope. By Sasha McGhee

-Sasha McGhee is a full-time adventurer
(and works a 9-to-5 job) who lives in her van
with her husband and their cat. She is also
the corporate accounts manager for Brown
Girls Climb.

40 OUTDOOR RETAILER

/ February 2021

Ben Pingilley

DEC. 4, 2020, MARKED ONE YEAR SINCE MY
partner, Ben, and I moved into our self-converted camper van, Zephyr. And this past year
has been everything that everyone has already
said about it-confusing, heartbreaking, terrifying, isolating, polarizing, unifying...and so
much more.
When terrorists stormed the U.S. Capitol
on Jan. 6, the event was a continuation of the
degradation of democracy and the coddling of
those that feel entitled to a country focused on
whiteness. I can't imagine I was the only one to
see it that way.
Since Jan. 20, I've begun to see a shift. I
know the bar is low. I know this latest administration isn't perfect. I know the issues we've
faced this year aren't going away with the ending of the previous administration; we've still
got so much work to do. Angela Davis once
said, " You have to act as if it were possible to
radically transform the world. And you have to
do it all the time. " In this moment, we need her
words the most-to mend relationships; to
save the planet; to dismantle the idea of white
supremacy and successfully challenge oppressive practices; to save the lives of our families,
neighbors, and friends.
Sitting here in my camper, I'm feeling this
tiny glimmer of hope for a better us. O.R.


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Outdoor Retailer - February 2021
CONTENTS
THE PULSE
HEADLINES
BIG PICTURE
CASE STUDY
IDEAS
THOUGHT LEADER
THE WEEKLY CHAT
OUTDOOR RETAILER WINTER ONLINE
SIZE MATTERS
BREAD + BUTTER
GEAR GALLERY
HOT PICKS
COUNTER CULTURE
THE VIEW
FIELD NOTES
#SHOPLIFE
BACKSTORY
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Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - Cover2
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - 3
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - CONTENTS
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - 5
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - 6
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - THE PULSE
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - HEADLINES
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - 9
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - 10
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - 11
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - BIG PICTURE
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - 13
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - CASE STUDY
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - 15
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - IDEAS
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - THOUGHT LEADER
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - THE WEEKLY CHAT
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - OUTDOOR RETAILER WINTER ONLINE
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - 20
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - 21
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - SIZE MATTERS
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - 23
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - 24
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - 25
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - BREAD + BUTTER
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - 27
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - GEAR GALLERY
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Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - 30
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - 31
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - HOT PICKS
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - 33
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - 34
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - COUNTER CULTURE
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - THE VIEW
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Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - 38
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - 39
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - FIELD NOTES
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - #SHOPLIFE
Outdoor Retailer - February 2021 - BACKSTORY
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