7 Excellent Spots for the Best Spring Skiing in North America

With the arrival of warmer temperatures and a more laid-back atmosphere, spring skiing is a magical experience: costumed characters barreling down the slopes, sundeck moments toasting the fun at all-day après, and savoring that seasonal favorite of conditions, corn. Whether you’re looking for family fun during a spring break with the kids or a ...
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Help Our Honeybees, Help Ourselves

Major declines in populations of bees in North America and beyond is a big problem for farmers who depend on this free natural pollinator to help fertilize their crops that end up as food on our tables. According to the non-profit Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), $15 billion a year in U.S. crops—including apples, berries, cantaloupes, ...
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9 Ways to Connect with Nature When You Live in a City

Each year, science adds more proof that spending time in nature can produce tremendous benefits. Connecting with the natural world improves our physical, mental, and emotional health, and yet, for a variety of reasons, many Americans do not spend nearly enough time in the great outdoors to take advantage of these benefits. One significant hurdl...
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Mock ONE - Coming Soon

Hello Friends, Backers, and cool people of the Republic of Durable Goods. -15F in Minneapolis MN Spring is approaching and your Mock ONE is coming soon... here is an update.   During our last update explained putting a hold production to replace a defect part (non-critical elastic bands) on the Mock ONE frame. This delay was required to mak...
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Important Update

Hello backers, friends, and cool people, Production is nearly completed and everything is looking really good.  The team in Nanjing wants to share a few photos, of each color option,  hot off the production line. -- BUT THEN... As Mock ONE’s were coming off the production line we have been checking random samples to perform...
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Production Has Started!

Greetings People of the Republic of Durable Goods: HAPPY NEW YEAR AND THE BEST FOR WISHES FOR 2019! - Chris, RODG founder, just returned from a week-long trip to China to test the product and inspect production. He took a taxi, to a plane, to a taxi, to train, to a taxi, to a car to finally arrive in Nanjing, China. As always we enjoy visiti...
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