Backcountry Tipi

by Kade 28. February 2007 16:25

I purchased this tipi, or teepee however you want to spell it, back in December. The idea came from my Dad who is currently the scout master in his area. He was saying he'd like to have a tipi that the scouts could sleep in and he didn't care if it was branded with some company name.

Well I decided that I needed a tax right off and what a better way to do it than with a tipi for Backcountry Secrets. The plan is to paint the Backcountry Secrets logo on the tipi with all of the sport icons around the bottom. Then let the scouts use it when they go on campouts.

My Dad and I built some "portable poles" for it using 2x4's and PVC pipe. This is a picture of the tipi only 2/3 setup in his house. We couldn't set it up the full 24 ft indoors, but the weather isn't cooperating and we wanted to set what it looks like.

Hopefully this "portable billboard" will help more people find the backcountrysecrets.com. Total marketing costs on this one, about $800.

 

Teepee in House

 

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T-Shirts In Winter

by Kade 4. December 2006 17:52
These are the latest addition to my Backcountry Secrets marketing. I found a great deal on getting t-shirts printed on eBay. I got 24 2-sided screen T-shirts for $106.25 including shipping.

I considered this a great deal considering in my local town the same deal would have cost me about $15 per shirt.

Now I just have to come up with an idea on how to best distribute these. Too bad it is the middle of winter so no one will see them if I give them away right now. 

Backcountry Secrets t-shirts

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The Beginning

by Kade 26. July 2006 13:00

I am often asked by new people in town, "Where's a good place to go for outdoor activities." Instead of having to explain to each of them the location of the Civil Defense Caves or where good places to go camping are, I built this web site to allow everyone to share.

Backcountry Secrets allows users to post GPS coordinates of places to participate in outdoor activities. Other users can then search for places by state, city, and within a certain distance from a town. It's a new site and we'll see if it goes anywhere, but I thought it would be fun to try and I learned a lot building the site.

Oh, and it's free to use.

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Caving | GPS

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