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Patent drawing, Lloyd Nelson backpack (the first ever mass-produced external frame backpack). Â Patent no. 1,505,661
George Ingle Finch, (1888 – 1970) was a chemist and mountaineer and known for creating the first down jacket for a 1922 Mount Everest Expedition. Â “Is this your famous balloon jacket?” Finch glowered at me. Â It was obvious that he’d endured too much teasing about that particular article of clothing. Â "It’s the goose-down-filled outerContinue Reading
Catherine Robbins, Hilda Kurth, and Kathleen Norris were the first women to hike the entirety of the Long Trail. They covered 280 miles in 27 days. Â From theÂ University of Vermont Center for Digital Initiatives.