Making Your Own Equipment

It’s a recurring theme we see on Outdoor Explorer: Alaskans invent a lot of stuff to do what they want outdoors. On the next show, three guests who build their own gear, whether it be skis, bike accessories or mountaineering equipment, explain why they find it to be so rewarding and the benefits of stuff Alaskans have invented.

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Fairweather Ski Works manufactures skis from its shop in Haines, Alaska. Hear from Fairworks co-founder Ian Seward on the next Outdoor Explorer. Photo courtesy of Fairweather Ski Works.
Fairweather Ski Works manufactures skis from its shop in Haines, Alaska. Hear from Fairworks co-founder Ian Seward on the next Outdoor Explorer. Photo courtesy of Fairweather Ski Works.

HOST: Charles Wohlforth

GUESTS: 

  • Eric Parsons, founder, Revelate Designs, an Anchorage-grown business that manufactures accessories for bikes
  • Ian Seward, co-founder, Fairweather Ski Works in Haines, Alaska
  • Dmitry Sidorov, Russian-turned-Alaskan mountaineer and innovator

BROADCAST: Thursday, March 12, 2015, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, March 12, 2015, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. AKDT

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Revelate Designs is an Alaska-grown company that designs and manufactures adventure biking accessories. Photo courtesy Revelate Designs.
Revelate Designs is an Alaska-grown company that designs and manufactures adventure biking accessories. Photo courtesy Revelate Designs.

 

Fairweather Ski Works is a small ski company in Haines that manufactures skis and splitboards for backcountry skiers. Photo courtesy of Fairweather Ski Works.
Fairweather Ski Works is a small ski company in Haines that manufactures skis and splitboards for backcountry skiers. Who isn’t envious of this quiver? Photo courtesy of Fairweather Ski Works.