Products

New products! Simple Surivial Kits

by Andy Amick

After many prototypes and tests, I’m happy to announce the new Survival Kit products for Pale Spruce. Three new non-expiring survival kits are now available. All three kits are pocket-sized and small enough to drop into any backpack without taking up precious space. Weighing between one and three ounces, they try to cover as many […]

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Geekery, Being Prepared, And No Zombies

by Andy Amick

A few weeks ago, I was listening to a Mac Power Users podcast episode (yes I’m a geek by day) on emergency preparedness from a tech perspective. The episode had me thinking deeper about preparedness from a tech preparedness as well as an adventure perspective. Even though Pale Spruce is built around outdoor preparedness topic, it’s been a […]

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2014 Safety Kit Updates

by Andy Amick

Usually the blog posts are about bikepacking, views from rides, and gear.  Once or twice a year, I have to mention product changes or additions.  Since it’s officially Spring now with warmer days conducive to more outdoor time, I figured it was a good time to mention a few product updates. Kid’s Safety Lanyard The […]

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Would You Like The Option To Build Your Own Kit?

by Andy Amick

Remember those choose your own adventure books from when you were a kid?  You know, “If you want to chase the robbers into the forest with guns a blazing, turn to page 34.  If you want to wait til dark and raid their camp, turn to page 71″. What if we took this concept to […]

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3 Tips To Help Kids Be Prepared When Outdoors

by Andy Amick

After a long week of work and a plan to go hiking or camping on the weekend, it’s tempting to just to throw together some items and get away to the outdoors as quickly as possible. As much as we want to just get outside and hike or bike with our kids, we also have […]

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Cover Your A** For 50% Less

by Andy Amick

Nothing here about sheltering your pack animal with a small tarp when camping. And nope, it’s not about how to be a corporate CYA master in less time either (just do your job and that won’t matter anyway). It’s all about chamois cream.  Ah, the wonderful world of chamois cream!  If you’re thinking the rest of […]

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Giveaway – GetOutThere Kit And More

by Andy Amick

It’s time for a giveaway.  What better way to be prepared for your rides than a free GetOutThere kit!  Plus, there are other items included in the giveaway.  The winner will be announced on May 31st.   Thanks to Scott Thigpen at Driven 2 Divide for helping out with the giveaway.  Check out his blog for some […]

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Buy Some Emergency Gear, Help Fight Hunger

by Andy Amick

No, not your hunger.  Let’s do something to help those that are really in need of food both locally and worldwide. The Clearance section of the Pale Spruce store is now open with a handful of one of a kind products.  100% of proceeds from Clearance products benefit NUMB (Nebraska United Methodist Bike Ride For […]

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Paracord Bracelets Now Available

by Andy Amick

I’m sure you’re thinking “Seriously, another person making paracord bracelets?”.  Yes, it’s true.   Since working on a few paracord projects lately and finding ways to include it on the bike, the next step was to offer some sort of paracord product.  But I didn’t want to be just another paracord bracelet person so the bracelet needed […]

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StayOutThere kit changes for 2012

by Andy Amick

Last week, the changes to the GetOutThere and CommuteOutThere kits was highlighted. This week, it’s on to the StayOutThere which received the most updates for 2012.  The kit contains more first aid items, an optional refill kit, and a redesigned survival add-on.   Refill Kit options As mentioned last week, all kits are now available […]

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