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Inspiring Adventures: PDX

It hasn't officially been declared, well maybe it has on an Instagram post, which nowadays might as well be considered an "official place" to be informed. Just wanted to let you all know we have officially relocated the basecamp of Camp Mug Supply Co to Portland, Oregon.  A much lesser know aspect of this brand is that it is still entirely a passion project, a side-hustle, moonlighting, whatever other phrase or shenanigan words explain that something is a job on the side. As much as I'd like to say the brand moved to Portland for the people (and we did) and the location (which was a huge factor), my other job outside hand-painting mugs, sent me a couple thousand miles away from the...

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Inspiring Adventures: "Every Road Leads To Home"

A while back we connected with a wayward Westfalia-traveling duo and their faithful 4-legged friend, K2. Their Instagram handle "Every Road Leads To Home" doesn't quite tell the whole story so we asked them a few questions about what life on the road is really like and if the reward is as great as it seems (spoiler alert: we're still convinced it is).  .   .   . Before we begin, a huge thank you to you both for your time and willingness to sit down and answer a few questions. Can you tell us a little bit about yourselves? Where are you guys from? Where are you at now? And where are you headed next? We both grew up in a small town in...

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The Journal: Being A Relational Brand

Camp Mug's soft launch was back in October, what a year 2017 was. And now, the next 12 months are primed to be an exciting journey. Looking back just 3 short months ago, I had no real idea what I was getting into kicking off this new venture. I guess overcoming that is one of the most meaningful things I've learned so far - Be willing to take the risk to start something.  Whatever that "something" is, for me it was a slowly developed idea I have had for a long time and things finally clicked and felt like the "right time." Honestly, I could have launched the brand earlier than October but for me this isn't some sort of...

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What is Camp Mug Supply Co?

Almost exactly a year ago I had an idea for a simple business. The idea was to take something I have appreciated for years and share that with others. Drinking coffee out of an enamelware mug has kept me caffeinated and creative over the years and I think it's time to share what inspires me with others. While hiking through the lush, old forest growth of the Linville Gorge in North Carolina one summer, I clipped an old camp mug I found in my parents basement onto my bag, if for nothing else at least there was nostalgia. Over the 2 or 3 nights spent in the woods on this trip, each morning I found something inspiring about drinking out...

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