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Trip Reports

Dino Dig Zone

Discovery Digs to Dino Displays – Digging for Dinosaur Bones in Central Montana

October 4, 2016Jim Markel
Montana has a reputation for dinosaur discoveries. With Red Oxx factory located nearly smack dab in the middle of dinosaur country, the herd got curious about visiting and even doing some dino digging of their own after being approached to build a custom dinosaur bones cleaning shelter. During one lovely weekend this summer CEO Jim
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Graphitti Art in NYC

Montana Cinematographers and Mini Boss Bag Debut in NYC Documentary Premiere

August 25, 2016Jim Markel
MAKOSHIKA… This unusual word has its origins in the Lakota tribe‘s description of the rough and tumble plains of Eastern Montana. The word translates to “bad land” or “bad spirits”. A small group of young eastern Montanan’s grew up near this country and recently chronicled its inhabitants in their documentary film “Makoshika, Stories of the
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Dogs are Minimalists.

Minimalism Travel Ain’t Too Much Monkey Business – 2016 Guatemala Report

June 16, 2016Jim Markel
Trimming down the Travel Troubles Due to the constant changes in travel along with my current state of physical decline, I am now seeing the light on being a minimalist. While not all trips allow for cutting back on the kit, some leave quite a bit of wiggle room. Recently I made of couple of
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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, 2014Jim Markel
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, Guatemala

Coffee Hunting with the Tres Hombres in Guatemala

June 12, 2013Jim Markel
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 to Safari Duffels. Finding the correct combination of personal storage
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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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