Paying homage to the early pioneers who paved the way for the outdoor industry’s formation
(OutInUnder is proud to host Bob Woodward's ongoing history of the outdoor industry. Parts of this have been seen in outdoor industry publications and in SNEWs. Each article covered multiple trailblazers. They are being segmented slightly differently here to allow easy reference from other stories...but with a reference in the title and structure to the original format.)
Like so many great enterprises, the outdoor industry rose from humble origins, growing slowly as Americans became more interested in being in the outdoors to camp, hike or ski. And ironically, had it not been for World War II, outdoor sports and recreational activities might not have flourished as they have.