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Trip Reports

African Lion enjoying the cool evening air.

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

December 22, 2008Jim Markel
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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Travel fast, travel light, skip the lines

Carry-on Luggage – Planning Your Clothing Options

December 22, 2008Jim Markel
The Philosophy of the Carry-on Traveler In our first 2 articles about carry-on travel, we delved into the how and what works best for your particular style of travel. But the real issue may be why do you want to travel strictly with a carry-on bag? CARRY-ON LUGGAGE – MY MANIFESTO Experience is what commonly
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A pyramid in Tikal towers to the clouds

Little Monkey Fist Making a Big Difference. Can You?

December 16, 2008Jim Markel
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

December 3, 2008Jim Markel
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

October 9, 2008Jim Markel
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

October 9, 2008Jim Markel
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

October 9, 2008Jim Markel
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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Old shop in Guatemala.

Discovering Fair Trade in Guatemala, Part 1

October 9, 2008Jim Markel
On the trail of the Monkey’s Fist, 2006 When Red Oxx Manufacturing co-owner Jim Markel traveled to Guatemala, he discovered a fair trade human interest story. It all started with those handy little cords on all of our travel bags. The ones that make it easy to pull open the #10 YKK zippers. They feel
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Diving at Cocos Island, Costa Rica

Face to face with Hammerhead Sharks in Costa Rica – Cocos Island Part 3

July 31, 2008Jim Markel
Jim’s Costa Rica Adventure, Part 3 Part 3 in Costa Rica. Red Oxx Manufacturing co-owner Jim Markel survived a river run through a rainforest in part 2 of his Costa Rican adventure. Now he and cousin Shawn meet Hammerheads face to face underwater. Arriving back in San Jose after our rainforest river run, we scouted
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Sharks in Costa Rica - Cocos Island, up close and personal

Eat, Sleep, Dive – Treasures and Sharks in Costa Rica – Cocos Island Part 4

July 31, 2008Jim Markel
Jim’s Costa Rican Adventure, Part 4 Part 4, Jim’s Costa Rican Adventure. Red Oxx’s co-owner Jim Markel gets down with the barber fish, until an Oceanic Great White Shark slips in for a trim. Sharks aren’t the only thing that will raise your pulse at Cocos Island. How about the billion dollars of treasure buried
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