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Elephant Crossing

Kalahari Calling – Red Oxx Rocks Africa 2011 Part 2

March 17, 2015Minister of Information
Welcome to part 2 of Red Oxx CEO Jim Markel and President Perry Jones 2011 trip to Africa. In Part 1, Hippo Booty Smacking, Tiger Fishing and more, the two fished and explored Namibia and Zimbabwe. Along the way they visited their friend and mentor silversmith Patrick Mavros. In this installment they distribute some of
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The Great Zimbabwe

Hippo Booty Smacking, Tiger Fishing and More Part 1 – Red Oxx Rocks Africa 2011

August 22, 2014Jim Markel
Back in 2011 Red Oxx CEO Jim Markel and President Perry Jones joined forces and headed to Africa. This was the be Perry’s trip of a lifetime with plenty of fishing and exploration of the county’s of Namibia and Zimbabwe. In this first installment we find the two taking in the Great Zimbabwe, visiting with
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Tony “el general” Neumann blows glass.

Magic in the B.A.G.I. – Learning to Dance in Thermodynamics

March 19, 2014Minister of Information
Two Days at the B.A.G.I. Red Oxx CEO Jim Markel treks to San Jose for his first lessons in the art of blowing glass. We have all made plans to travel and had to cancel at the last minute due to circumstances that conspire to keep you at home. I never have a good feeling
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Mangrove habitat near Monterrico

Coffee Hunting with the Tres Hombres in Guatemala

June 12, 2013Minister of Information
Too Much Coffee—Not Enough Bag? Love of Coffee Develops New Gear. The first part to fixing any problem begins with admitting that you actually have one. My visits to Guatemala over the years have seen me use a variety of Red Oxx bags, from Rucksacks and Safari Duffels, to our Expedition Duffel Bags. Finding the
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Say your prayers.

Wild Riders

February 26, 2013Jim Markel
Discovering Costa Rica Via Two Wheels DAYS OF FREEDOM AND BLISS The first set of wheels I ever purchased with my own money was a 125cc 1970s Kawasaki Enduro. As the world’s worst paper boy, I had worked hard slogging through the ice and snow to earn enough cash for the bike. I was thirteen
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Commerce makes the world go round

Global Responsibility: Knotting Business & Humanity

February 26, 2013Jim Markel
Guatemala Fair Trade 2011 Update Finding something to focus on may be all it takes to have a sense of Global Responsibility. For Red Oxx it’s been about intertwining commercial and humanistic beliefs. Understanding or recognizing the opportunity for participating in Global Responsibility means asking why? This basic question is the foundation for our LEAN
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Lago De Atjtlan Marathon Panajachel 2012

A Fair Trade Marathon in the Making

February 26, 2013Jim Markel
2012 Followup for the Monkey Fist Fair Trade Project It’s been a little over three years since we broke ground on our Molino project in Guatemala. As the scope of the original project increased, the timeline turned into more of a marathon than a construction project. Knee deep in the middle of our own factory
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Desert, Wind, Rain and more. Red Oxx Gear passes the Overland Travel Test.

Red Oxx Soft Sided Luggage Passes Overland Field Test

February 26, 2013Jim Markel
CEO Jim Markel Tests Red Oxx Gear Under Trying Outdoor Conditions. Taking Red Oxx gear on a new Overland Adventure, CEO Jim Markel knew not where he was going and that this was a new kind of test for Red Oxx Soft Sided Luggage. Would it endure the rigors of overland travel, assuredly much harsher
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Dave Lundin making a difference in Namibia

Red Oxx Joins Men on a Mossi Net Mission

February 26, 2013Jim Markel
Delivering Mosquito Nets in the Battle Against Malaria. "Thinking back on your own life, can you point to a critical influence or chance meeting that made a lasting impact? The catalyst may not have realized the effect they had upon the course of your life. Yet the seeds of hope and inspiration are very fertile,
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Progress can be seen on the face of this child

Red Oxx Economic Efforts in Guatemala Show Progress

February 26, 2013Jim Markel
Jim’s Monkey Fist Project Update 2010 It has been said that the human mind is like a restless monkey swinging from branch to branch, preventing the mind from finding peace. Jim can readily relate to that inner struggle to calm the beast. Should one try to talk the monkey down with meditation? Or maybe a
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