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April 10, 2020

A Tail of Two Leashes – A Story of Gratitude for Furry Friends

Is your emotional support animal already tired of your company? I was out walking my Chilean Bristleback aka Rhodesian Ridgeback on a sunny Sunday. With the whole town eerily quiet we set out on a neighborhood adventure. Boss Rooibi has really developed a personality over the last few years. I think she’s determined that at

February 13, 2017
Murano Island at sunset.

Personal Renaissance – Exploring the Maestro’s of Italian Glass Blowing in Murano

In this episode of CEO Jim’s OxxTales, Red Oxx CEO Markel returns to his place of birth and learns the art of glass blowing from the masters.

October 4, 2016
Dino Dig Zone

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

CEO Jim Markel tries his hand at archeology and comes away ready for a nap. Digging dino bones in N.E. Montana with the Herd.

August 25, 2016
Graphitti Art in NYC

Montana Cinematographers and Mini Boss Bag Debut in NYC Documentary Premiere

Jim’s OxxTales: CEO Jim Markel tests out the Red Oxx Mini Boss and joins the NYC premier of Makoshika, a documentary by Montana filmmakers about the Bad Lands.

June 16, 2016
Dogs are Minimalists.

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

Red Oxx CEO travels to Guatemala to catch up on his Fair Trade Agreement to make Monkey Fist Zip Knots. Plus, new carry-on bags debut.

March 17, 2015
Elephant Crossing

Kalahari Calling – Red Oxx Rocks Africa 2011 Part 2

Join CEO Jim Markel as he shares his tall tales of exploring Namibia, doing charitable work and nearly getting lost. A Red Oxx OxxTale.

August 22, 2014
The Great Zimbabwe

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

CEO Jim writes about his trip to Nambia and Zimbabwe Africa, meeting Patrick Mavros, Fishing Lake Kariba, and hitting hippos fannies. A Red Oxx OxxTale.

April 3, 2014
Tony from Big Sky Welding Concepts.

Lil Sherpa Junior Reborn Part 1

Adventurous restoration of a 1949 Dodge Route Van for use in transporting finished product to shipping. Part 1 by CEO Jim Markel.

March 19, 2014
Tony “el general” Neumann blows glass.

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

CEO Jim Markel travels with his friend Tony Neumann to visit the B.A.G.I. to learn the molten art of blowing glass in this OxxTales journal.

June 12, 2013
Mangrove habitat near Monterrico, Guatemala

Coffee Hunting with the Tres Hombres in Guatemala

CEO Jim Markel heads to Guatemala for 2013 to check up on his Monkey Fist Knot family and prototypes a new carry-on bag – the Tres Hombres. A Red Oxx OxxTale.

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