companies that oppose motorized off road travel on public lands.
i was approached and asked a question by a buddy of mine at a race at mary hill a few months back. he asked why me of all people was wearing keen sandals? i looked at him and said cause their the baddest ass sandals ive found so far...and they really are. i love these things. he proceeded to tell me that the keen company supports and donates money to limiting motorized travel on public lands. all smiles faded. my heart sank. i am helping a company limit use in areas i love and that displeases me. whats even funnier is in my looking around, i found the exact post where he discovered this news and also stated that he was wearing keen products as he read the thread...his onscreen handle is meathooker. kinda hard to forget.
ive been poking around them googles looking for info regarding this statement ever since. not like on a mission or anything, but looking for info when im not submerged in van crap. so far i cant really find anything documented, but i am seeing lots of companies getting thrown under the bus. companies i have supported for years, namely burton, camelbak and a few others that you see on every outdoor enthusiast whilst out at play. so my question is this... is anyone here familiar with this topic and have any documented resources i could read up on? I would really like to know if i need to kick a few companies to the curb. i wont be a fanatic or anything and destroy stuff i already own, but when it comes time to replace, you can bet it wont be with that company if i can prove that they wanna ruin something i love.
please note that i dont want rumors posted here. theres lots of that floating around already. please post if you can help. im sure im not the only one willing to change up my way of thinking to help thwart the bad guys mission.
id also like this not to become a debate. i am well aware that some areas need to be closed off from asshats that cant respect mother earth and her frail areas. i would really like to stay focused on the companies to avoid if possible. i know thats a lot to ask, but the folks on this forum seem to be way more civil than any other place i spend time.
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