The Gerber Freescape Camp Kitchen Kit.

If you are interested in knives you’ve likely noticed the recent trend toward tactical and military positioned gear. I get it. We all like to have a Navy-Seal-worthy weapon in our pocket when we need to peel an orange. I do love my Gerber DMF Folder Tanto, but it’s a bit of overkill for many of my car-camping and picnic needs.

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Bring in this coupon to save.

ReRack and Yakima have a special deal for the Shred Hood community, on the top new ski rack on the market for 2015-16.

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Harris Dusenbery (left) reminisces with fellow 10th Mountain Division vets. Photo by Christina Nicolaidis

Editor's Note: Harris Dusenbery died at the age of 101 on October 4, 2015 after a long life of many adventures. Shred Hood was fortunate to interview him and hear his stories before he passed.

Ask Harris Dusenbery whether he ever expected to live to be 101 years old, and he smiles.

"I never thought I would make it this long," he says. "I was wondering whether I would reach the year 2000."

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120 acres from the left side of this photo for 770 acres on the right side makes a compelling deal for Mt. Hood - if it were allowed to happen.

Why is everyone so angry at the Forest Service these days? The federal agency with jurisdiction over Mount Hood and its glaciers, forests and streams is getting slammed by senators, sued by citizens and ridiculed far and wide for its inertia, nit-picking and general cluelessness over the Mt. Hood Land Exchange. Why?

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Ouch. The view from Palmer, July 2015, photo by Robin Cressy

A thin snow year and a hot summer have forced an early end to the Mount Hood summer season for skiers and snowboarders, with a final public day of Sunday, August 2. Three large summer camps were granted a one-week extension to wrap up final sessions for campers who had already paid for camp and bought plane tickets to Oregon.

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Dale Crockatt out enjoying the mountain he loved. Photo courtesy of Sandi Strader

The Mount Hood community is mourning the loss of skier, climber, photographer, real estate pro and family man Dale Crockatt, who died from cancer at the age of 57 on Sunday, July 19, 2015.

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Candy Barnard-Davidson and her daughter Maya. Photo courtesy of Candy Barnard-Davidson

The pretty young woman with the pink hair and the bright blue baseball hat is taking great pleasure in teasing her mom.

“Hey I’m the one with a brain injury,” she says. “What’s your problem?”

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Wildflowers and waterfalls abound on Mount Hood in summer. Photo courtesy of Mt. Hood Meadows

After years of lagging behind Skibowl and Timberline in summer activities due to Forest Service restrictions, Mt. Hood Meadows is moving decisively into year-round attractions with its biggest lineup yet of August events and concerts, plus a promising foray into summer camps.

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How would you improve the Mt. Hood Express bus line?

The vast majority of the 4 million visits to Mount Hood each year are people driving their personal vehicles, generating congestion, parking problems, pollution and unsafe driving conditions in bad weather.

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Maya Barnard-Davidson continues to recover from her New Year's Eve accident on Mount Hood. Photo courtesy of Candy Barnard-Davidson

It wasn't much of a snow year, but there was no shortage of riveting stories up on Mount Hood this past season.

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