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  • REI Presents: I Am Here

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    “My parents never even thought about climbing a mountain.” Yesenia grew up living in a small farmer’s cabin in the apple orchards of Oregon’s Hood River Valley. As a child, she played sports but never knew about outdoor recreation, despite being surrounded by Mount Hood and hundreds of miles of trails. Her first pivotal outdoor experience was going to Multnomah Falls, a roadside stop outside Portland. “I didn’t know what you needed in order to do that stuff. Did you need a permit, a ticket? It wasn’t until college that I realized that all the trails and outdoors were free for all of us to use.” Watch Yesi's journey to climb Mount St. Helens and pursue her American dream.

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    Credits:
    Story Design + Cinematography: Michael Hanson and David Hanson, Modoc
    Editor: Mark Bashore, Plains of Yonder
    Aerial Cinematography: Andy Maser
    Colorist: George Costakis, Piñata Post
    Sound Mix: PKA Scotty Beam, Cleod9 Music
    Additional Support: The Castros Family, Trout Creek Orchard, JT Lehman, Jose Muro, Mercado Guadalajara

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    At Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), we love to get outside and play, and we know first-hand the importance of quality outdoor gear. We stand behind all our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and we design our own line of award-winning REI brand gear and clothing. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we gladly share our enthusiasm for our products—and the trails, slopes and waterways where we play.

    Shop REI.com: https://www.rei.com/
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  • REI | Force of Nature Play all

    • REI Presents: The Mirnavator - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 895,423 views
      Ultra-runners overcome obstacles on every trail. In this film, Force of Nature Mirna Valerio overcomes the negative voices that don’t believe she belongs in the sport. Watch now.
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    • REI Presents: Women in Fire - Duration: 7 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 1,558,411 views
      Less than 10% of firefighters are women. But what these women lack in numbers, they make up for in guts and inspiration, paving the way for the next generation of women firefighters.

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    • REI Presents: I Am Here - Duration: 7 minutes, 25 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 992,113 views
      “My parents never even thought about climbing a mountain.” Yesenia grew up living in a small farmer’s cabin in the apple orchards of Oregon’s Hood River Valley. As a child, she played sports but ne...
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    • REI Presents: Within Reach - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 290,809 views
      63% of women said they could not think of an outdoor female role model

      6 in 10 women say that men’s interests in outdoor activities are taken more seriously than women’s

      "Once I was able to stop ...
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    • REI Presents: Follow Through - Duration: 21 minutes.

      • 11 months ago
      • 1,090,182 views
      People have opinions about skier Caroline Gleich: Inspirational. Gumby. Social media star. Role model. Model masquerading as a mountaineer. At sixteen, she stumbled upon a copy of the cult classic ...
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    • REI Presents: La Cumbre - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 11 months ago
      • 123,484 views
      La Cumbre unveils the reality of what it means to live as an amputee in the developing world. In partnership with the Range of Motion Project we join world class mountaineer and wounded warrior Cha...
    • REI Presents: Adventure in Real Life - Duration: 4 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 476,514 views
      With it's high price, complicated logistics, and language barriers, planning a trip to the distant Patagonia can feel extremely daunting. Many people put an eighteen day trip to the end of the worl...
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    • REI Presents: Changing Course - Duration: 7 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 370,319 views
      Clare Gallagher was headed toward medical school, until she realized the path everyone else wanted her to take wouldn’t make her happy. So she took one step back, 100 miles forward, and went in a n...
    • REI Presents: Venturous Voices - Duration: 23 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 149,640 views
      Venturous Voices explores the rise of the female entrepreneur in the outdoor industry through the stories of four women-lead endeavors. These entrepreneurial women share many traits: They are self-...
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    • REI Presents: A Walk In The Park - Duration: 9 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 197,633 views
      They may call it a Picnic, but this is no walk in the park. Bike 23 miles, swim 1.3 miles, hike 3 miles and climb 6,000 feet straight up. Then eat a donut. Turn around. Do it in reverse.

      Before K...
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    • REI Presents: A Steelhead Quest - Duration: 50 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 330,466 views
      A Steelhead Quest: Portrait of a Rivered Life

      Terry Myers, a steelhead advocate and long-time angler, spent 2015 trying to catch a wild steelhead on a different river each month of the year. After...
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    • Force Of Nature - Duration: 61 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 92,590 views
      This is what a force of nature looks like. It’s time to rock a boat, to start a fire, to step out—into the largest level playing field on earth.

      Learn more at: https://www.rei.com/h/force-of-nature
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  • REI | Backpacking Tips Play all

    Beyond the busy local trail and bustling car campground lies a more immersive experience. Backpacking offers a richer, more rewarding appreciation of the natural world. Carrying life’s essentials on your back will be both liberating and physically challenging.
    • How to Read a Topo Map - Duration: 3 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 149,237 views
      Topographic maps are a little different from your average map. Once you get the hang of reading them, they help you visualize three-dimensional terrain from a flat piece of paper. Find out what you...
    • How to Use a Compass || REI - Duration: 7 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 786,874 views
      Navigation is one of the Ten Essentials and most outdoor speople take a compass with them on every adventure. But how do you use them? In this REI Expert Advice Video, we teach you what you need to...
    • Ultralight Backpacking Tips - Duration: 115 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 73,133 views
      Backpacking is more enjoyable when you’re carrying less weight. In this REI Expert Advice Video you’ll learn how to lighten your load so you can hike faster, further and more comfortably. From bein...
    • How to Lace Hiking Boots - Duration: 111 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 389,138 views
      Comfortable feet make for better backpacking trips. In this REI Expert Advice Video, we’ll explore how to lace up your boots for maximum comfort and minimum blisters. You’ll learn how to tie a surg...
    • How to Clean a Backpack - Duration: 100 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 152,470 views
      Trips into the backcountry can get pretty dirty. Learn how to clean you backpacking pack in this REI Expert Advice Video. You’ll need detergent-free soap, a clean sponge and a soft nylon brush (lik...
    • What to Wear Backpacking and Camping - Duration: 45 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 29,756 views
      No matter what the weather or the season, your basic backpacking clothing choices stay the same. Watch this REI Expert Advice Video to find out just what to wear and what to pack so you’re always p...
    • Backpacking: How to Select a Campsite - Duration: 2 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 31,055 views
      Your choice in campsite can make or break your time in the woods. It’s more than just finding the flattest piece of ground. In this REI Expert Advice Video we’ll offer tips for selecting the perfec...
    • How to Guy Out a Tent - Duration: 43 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 22,610 views
      Seriously windy nights can ruin a good camping trip. Make sure you get a peaceful night’s sleep (and don’t blow away) by guying out your tent well. Learn how to use your trekking pole to set up a b...
    • How to Tie a Truckers' Hitch - Duration: 90 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 38,369 views
      The trucker’s hitch lets you keep a rope or chord tight, and is most commonly used to tension guy lines on a tent. Learn how to tie this useful knot in this REI Expert Advice Video. It’s a skill th...
    • Tent Care Tips - Duration: 59 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 17,149 views
      How do you make your gear last? REI staff created an overview of everything you need to know in this REI Expert Advice Video. When you take care of your tent, it will take care of you. Follow these...
    • How to Set Up a Tent - Duration: 5 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 19,342 views
      Every backpacker should know how to set up a tent quickly and keep it secure, should the weather turn overnight. Learn how to set up your tent efficiently, how to stake it out for stability and the...
    • Blister Prevention and Care - Duration: 69 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 16,028 views
      Whether you’re thru hiking or walking around town, blisters happen to the best of us. In this REI Expert Advice Video you’ll learn why we get blisters, how to prevent them and what to do when they ...
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    • How to Patch a Sleeping Pad || REI - Duration: 82 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 41,053 views
      A leaky sleeping pad is a guaranteed recipe for a miserable night. If the culprit is a puncture in the pad, not an issue with the valve, it’s an easy process to find the hole and patch it. Watch th...
    • How to Waterproof a Tent || REI - Duration: 2 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 22,753 views
      If getting ready for bed in your tent feels more like gearing up for a rainy-day hike, you may want to refresh the waterproofing on your tent. This video covers sealing the seams, replacing a peeli...
    • How to Fix a Zipper || REI - Duration: 116 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 21,138 views
      If the teeth on your zipper won’t mesh or they pull apart, you’ll probably need to replace the slider. This video shows you how to remove and replace the old hardware to get your slider zipping lik...
    • How to Patch a Down Jacket || REI - Duration: 63 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 19,119 views
      Kittens, campfires and thorny bushes all have it out for your down jacket. Luckily, patching little holes is pretty easy—this video will show you how.

      Check it out, then click here to shop for rep...
    • How to Clean a Hydration Bladder || REI - Duration: 69 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 16,540 views
      Nobody likes drinking from a dirty hydration bladder, so if yours is a little worse for wear it’s time to give it a thorough cleaning.

      Watch the video, then head to your local REI to pick up supp...
    • How to Clean a Sleeping Bag || REI - Duration: 109 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 12,315 views
      When your trusty sleeping bag has started to smell or the insulation has lost its loft, it’s time to throw it in the wash. This video will show you the right way to clean your down or synthetic sle...
    • How to Clean a Tent || REI - Duration: 112 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 12,282 views
      If your tent is starting to smell, is growing mildew or it’s just plain dirty, it’s time to give it a good cleaning. This video covers spot cleaning those really dirty spots, removing sap and clean...
    • How to Patch a Tent || REI - Duration: 78 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 10,452 views
      Little punctures and tears in tents are pretty common, especially on ultralight rainflies and in mesh. This video shows you how to fix these holes so you can continue enjoying your quality tent tim...
    • How to Replace the Shock Cord in a Tent Pole || REI - Duration: 87 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 9,537 views
      When the shock cord in your tent poles is frayed, or has lost its stretch, you’ll want to replace it—this video will show you how.

      Watch the video, then shop for repair supplies here: https://www...
    • How to Fix a Sleeping Bag Zipper || REI - Duration: 115 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 6,284 views
      If the teeth on your zipper won’t mesh, they pull apart, or the toggle has come off the slider, you’ll need to replace one or both of the sliders. This video shows you how to remove and replace the...
    • How to Clean a Rope || REI - Duration: 40 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 5,616 views
      Even the most well-cared-for ropes get dirty and need the occasional cleaning to keep them performing their best. This video shows you the best way to clean and dry your rope so you can get back to...
    • How to Care for Leather Hiking Boots || REI - Duration: 90 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 5,203 views
      Well-worn leather boots deserve a little TLC to keep them looking and performing their best. This video will show you how to clean and condition the leather to keep it in shape.

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  • REI | Cycling Expert Advice Play all

    Cycling tips, advice, and gear from REI experts.
    • Cycling Tips: Removing the Rear Wheel || REI - Duration: 2 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 413,014 views
      Whether changing your flat or performing maintenance, knowing how to remove your rear wheel is an important skill all cyclists should have. In this REI Expert Advice video, of our staff cycling sp...
    • Cycling Tips: How to Fit Your Bike || REI - Duration: 105 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 456,348 views
      The experts at REI show how to properly set your bike up so it has a comfortable fit. Check out REI's selection of cycling accessories and bikes at: bit.ly/REI-CYCLE
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    • Bike Maintenance: How to Replace a Bike Chain - Duration: 3 minutes, 52 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 203,063 views
      All bike chains wear with time. To keep your components in good shape, you’ll need to replace your chain periodically. In this video, we show you how to remove your old chain, insert a new chain, s...
    • Bike Bags & Racks: How to Choose || REI - Duration: 2 minutes, 25 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 90,170 views
      A daypack or messenger bag is good, but some of your best gear-carrying options are baskets or bags that fit on your bike. Watch this video to learn about your choices.

      Shop REI's assortment of b...
    • Bicycle Basics || REI - Duration: 76 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 130,239 views
      The experts at REI explain three types of bicycles: road bikes, mountain bikes, and hybrid bikes. Check out REI’s bicycle selection at http://bit.ly/reibicycle.
    • How to Choose Mountain Bikes - Duration: 2 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 82,939 views
      The experts at REI explain the basic features and options of mountain bikes. Check out REI’s mountain bike selection at http://bit.ly/reimountainbike.
    • Bike Maintenance: How to Remove a Rear Wheel with a Thru Axle - Duration: 2 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 72,519 views
      If you need to take the rear wheel off your bike for maintenance or repair, you’ll first have to remove the thru axle. In this video, we show you how to prepare the rear wheel, remove the axle and ...
    • Cycling Care: Cleaning the Drivetrain - Duration: 2 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 64,440 views
      The experts at REI show how to properly clean and service a bicycle drivetrain. Regular cleaning of the drivetrain is a must and will help extend the life of your bike. Check out REI's selection of...
    • Mountain Biking Technique: How to Manual - Duration: 2 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 41,653 views
      Manuals aren’t just a fun way to show off—they can also increase your speed and efficiency on the trail. In this REI Expert Advice video, downhill mountain bike champion and certified instructor Ka...
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    • Bike Pedals: How to Choose - Duration: 2 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 37,868 views
      Are you looking for the pedaling efficiency of clipless pedals, or the ease and maneuverability you get with platform pedals? Perhaps you want the benefits of both. Learn more in this video about c...
    • Mountain Biking Technique: How to Jump - Duration: 2 minutes, 41 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 36,783 views
      There’s no way around it: jumps are just plain fun. In this REI Expert Advice video, downhill mountain bike champion and certified instructor Kat Sweet, discusses the four parts of jumping: the app...
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    • Cycling Tips: How to Fix a Flat Tire - Duration: 112 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 38,058 views
      The experts at REI show the basic steps and necessary equipment needed to fix a flat bike tire. Check out REI's selection of cycling accessories and bikes at: http://bit.ly/reicycle
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  • REI | Climbing Expert Advice Play all

    Climbing tips, advice, and gear from REI experts.
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    Stand up Paddleboarding tips and advice from REI experts.
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  • Travel with REI Play all

    Why has REI offered adventure travel trips for more than 25 years? To get people outdoors! It's really that simple. For more information about our trips, please visit: http://www.rei.com/adventures .
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