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Customize Your Para-Bottle™!

Customize Your Para-Bottle™!

  Now that you’re the proud new owner of a new Para-Bottle™, we’ve found some ways for you to customize the paracord carry loop to make it unique to you. Why might you want to learn how to customize the paracord carry loop? Here are a few reasons: Once you untie the paracord from the carry loop, you gotta find a way to put it back on. You’re a paracord guru who just...read more

Vargo Ambassadors: What 80,000 Miles Will Teach You About Preparing for a Thru-hike

Vargo Ambassadors: What 80,000 Miles Will Teach You About Preparing for a Thru-hike

Our ambassadors have thru-hiked and/or thru-biked over 80,000 miles.  We surveyed some of them to help answer your questions and (hopefully!) provide you with some inspiration to plan your own thru-hike or thru-bike.   Meet the Ambassadors Left to right: Justin “Trauma” Lichter, Brett Simpson, Tom “The Real Hiking Viking” Gathman, Rebecca Barfoot, Shawn “Pepper” Forry JL = Justin Lichter.  Justin is the most prolific thru-hiker on this list with over 35,000...read more

Vargo Thru-Hiker Month Kickoff!

Vargo Thru-Hiker Month Kickoff!

You’ve gone ahead and done it.  You either just finished school, quit your job, retired, or you’re just taking a long hiatus to go after that adventure you’ve always wanted.  You’ve decided to thru-hike a long trail. Over 20 years ago our founder decided to do the same thing and never looked back.  Out of his experience came Vargo as you know it today.  We can’t wait to see what comes out...read more

Making Fire in the Rain with the Vargo Hexagon Wood Stove

Making Fire in the Rain with the Vargo Hexagon Wood Stove

Ah, fire.  We love it.  And at a primal level, who doesn’t?  However, long ago are the days when we in the first world relied on wood fire as our sole means of cooking food and, therefore, we have lost touch with the skills to make it in any sort of weather.  Though learning to make a fire in the rain or wet conditions is a good survival skill in its own...read more

The Real Hiking Viking: Vargo’s Newest Brand Ambassador

The Real Hiking Viking: Vargo’s Newest Brand Ambassador

From Veteran to Vargo to Viking by Tom Gathman a.k.a. “The Real Hiking Viking”     I served my country honorably for four years. Two combat tours to Iraq, one spent operating in a Scout Sniper Platoon performing surveillance and target acquisition. I am, and always will be, a United States Marine.  We consider ourselves to be warriors, not soldiers–the finest fighting force the world has ever seen. But my active duty...read more

Vargo Introduces Titanium Flask : Press Release

Vargo Introduces Titanium Flask : Press Release

The innovative titanium gear manufacturer, Vargo, announces that their new Titanium Funnel Flask with patent pending integrated funnel is now available online at Vargo Outdoors. We’ve wanted to make a titanium flask for a while now but wanted to improve on the design first instead of just making another hip flask. Integrating the funnel into the flask was our key to making it better. Vargo announces its newest product, the Titanium Funnel...read more

Vargo Titanium Bottle makes Outside Magazine list of World’s Best Water Bottles

Vargo Titanium Bottle makes Outside Magazine list of World’s Best Water Bottles

Vargo 22oz. Titanium Bottle with Titanium Lid ($85) Best for: Thru-hikers When you want to go lightweight, the Titanium Bottle is the water bottle for you. Vargo, a small Pennsylvania-based gear company, deals exclusively in ultralight titanium—a material as strong as stainless steel, but a fraction of the weight. I found that the Titanium Bottle’s 3.9-ounce body can take a beating without degrading or rusting. Whether it “accidentally” rolls out of your car (it fits...read more

Backpacking Stoves

Backpacking Stoves

How important is food to you while you are on a backpacking trip? We take pride in our innovative line of backpacking stoves. The backpacking stoves by Vargo boast the utmost functionality and design features to make any backpacker happy on the trail.  A backpacking stove is something every long-distance hiker has in their pack, so why not make it ultralight and durable to ease the pain of carrying heavy gear. Our backpacking...read more

Vargo How-To: Replacing the Flint in the Titanium Flint Lighter

Vargo How-To: Replacing the Flint in the Titanium Flint Lighter

Vargo How-To: Replacing the Flint in the Titanium Flint Lighter Wondering how to replace that tiny little flint in the Vargo Titanium Flint Lighter?  It’s easier than you think.  Here’s how: All you need is the Titanium Flint Lighter, a Vargo Flint Lighter Replacement Kit (or any standard lighter replacement flint), and a small phillips head screwdriver.  A little patience, too. For more “Vargo How-Tos” videos please subscribe to our YouTube channel....read more