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A Carry-on Luggage Demonstration to D.C.

Red Oxx co-owner Jim Markel’s adventures have taken him from Zambian safari to the shark-filled waters of Cocos Island. On his latest adventure, he blows the political winds in Washington. Travel guru Doug Dyment’s dictum about modern air travel: with the right bag, "carry-on only" is the only way to go. This installment includes his
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David Lacey's 4 Bore Flintlock

How to Shoot Straight at Front Sight: Part 2

Jim takes a Shot at Shooting Lessons Rations of jerky and pop tarts were just one difference between Red Oxx co-owner Jim Markel’s tours as a U.S. Marine and a tour at Front Sight’s Firearms Training Institute. In this Part 2 of 2 installments, Jim lights up the range in a night shoot. His story
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Nevada Mountains

How to Shoot Straight at Front Sight: Part 1

Jim Puts the Bead on Target. Red Oxx co-owner Jim Markel’s background includes tours as a U.S. Marine, where he learned the rugged, precise art of parachute rigging and unknowingly was launched down the path of designing premium travel bags. But he also learned a thing or two about shooting, so when a friend invited
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Jim's African Adventure: Conclusion

Red Oxx Gear Tests Tough Hunting – Africa Part 4

Red Oxx Manufacturing co-owner Jim Markel traveled to Zambia in September 2003. He packed guns and cameras in his Red Oxx gear! Here’s Jim’s story, the conclusion part 4: The south Luangwa is regarded as one of the finest game viewing parks in all of Africa. On arrival we were met by our driver who
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African Lion enjoying the cool evening air.

A PH or Professional Hunter is a Must-Have Guide – Africa Part 2

Jim’s African Adventure: Part 2 Red Oxx Manufacturing co-owner Jim Markel traveled to Zambia in September 2003. Yes, he brought lots of Red Oxx gear! Keep watch as new gear Jim tested in Africa is made available for purchase. Here’s Jim’s story, part 2: Our arrival in Lusaka was mid afternoon and the temperature was
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A pyramid in Tikal towers to the clouds

Little Monkey Fist Making a Big Difference. Can You?

Jim’s Fair Trade Follow-up in Guatemala Contributes to a Village’s Well Being. Red Oxx took the initiative to contribute to the well being of a simple quiet mountain village in Guatemala by creating a Fair Trade agreement and developing income for the villagers. When Red Oxx ran out of Monkey Fist Zip Knots, Jim Markel
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Discovering Oasis on the Border

Getting the Show on the Road Part 2

The Hills Have Eyes Red Oxx Co-owner Jim Markel fills us in about his trip to Reno and back for the Safari Club Convention, touring the big state of Texas, his fascination with the desert, shows us his beautiful and crazy travel images and tells us where you can taste the best barbecue. If you
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Jim enjoys fresh pineapple in Pedasi

Jim’s Carnival Panama Adventure Part 2

Carnival, Rocks the Streets of Pedasi Picking up from my surfing safari in Jim’s Panama Adventure Part 1, the great thing about no specific itinerary is you’re rarely disappointed by the events of the day. Having no expectations you’re like a leaf on the wind; seemingly caught on a ride (pausing for a moment to
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Kenny Myers shows how it's done!

Surfing Safari and Doing it Panama Style – Part 1

Surfing with Jim in Panama Part 1 Seems like every now and then, life forces you to hit the restart button. I had no real itinerary planned for my trip to Panama. Hell, I didn’t even have a surfboard! All I knew that turning 40 only happens just once. My only "plan" was to check-off
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Red Oxx Fair Trade improves quality of life. Here Jim celebrates the new Monkey Fist Production Facility with his Fair Trade Partners.

Fair Trade in Guatemala Checkup, Part 2

Return of the Monkey King 2007. Jim Markel catches up on his Fair Trade business adventure in Guatemala, where the story of the Monkey’s Fist Zip Knot is rapidly becoming the tale of the Monkey’s Fist Fair Trade. With a new production facility for his partners and above average living wages, the Red Oxx is
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