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Photos provided by Matt For many of us, it is solely a dream to leave the monotony of our day-to-day lives and travel in a van, but for Matt and Amanda, it has become a reality. Both born and raised in Southern Connecticut, the two were mere acquaintances in high school, only to fall out of touch after graduation. However, as fate had it, after nearly ten years without communication, the two crossed paths at Burning Man, rekindling their acquaintanceship and allowing it to quickly blossom into a friendship, and eventually love. For both partners in the relationship, making the...

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Photo by Daniel Milchev    In the community of outdoor enthusiasts, there are heaps of interesting people, and at DMOS we get to meet some of the most intriguing of all. This week, we spoke with Benny Brappo, motorsports fanatic, nature admirer and one of the raddest dudes out there. Born in Arkansas and raised between New Hampshire, Colorado and Utah, Benny’s childhood granted him access to sports and the outdoors early in his youth, a passion that only grew as he aged. He knew he was destined to be an adventure seeker. At 18, Benny signed his first pro...

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The Necessary Steps To Properly Build and Extinguish A Campfire  (As first published in Outside Pursuits) May 30, 2018 by R. L. Moore One of the best parts of camping having a roaring, warming campfire. But did you know that campfires are one of the leading causes of wildfires in the U.S.?  It’s important to know how to build and extinguish a campfire safely, and to remind campers they need tools such as a shovel when they’re doing it. In the following list of detailed procedures you will learn the safest and most prudent way to go about building a...

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“...The world’s most unique event for do-it-yourself adventure travel enthusiasts, with hundreds of session-hours of classes for 4-wheel-drive and adventure motorcycling, inspirational programs, the Overland Film Festival, roundtable discussions, demonstrations, food, and a large expo featuring over 300 vendors of adventure travel equipment, camping gear, bikes, vehicles, and services.” – Overland Expo   Photo by: Jo Savage   Sound like fun? We think so!   From the first time skiers started replacing their avy shovels with the DMOS Stealth Shovel, we knew that DMOS would be an essential item to have in cars, trucks, vans, ATVs, RVs, and more. In a...

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  Photo by Amon Barker    We are well into May and spring is undoubtedly in the air. Flowers are in full bloom, the days are slowly getting warmer, and the snowmelt has rivers at high tide. However, while the changing season brings a lot of beauty, warmth and opportunity for fun, it also comes with a lot of water runoff, and that means mud. For many people, mud puts a damper on spring exploration, getting stuck on clothes and shoes, trapping cars in ditches, and creating a slippery, sticky environment that soils (no pun intended!) the vibrant spring colors....

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