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Food For Kids 2011
Get Out More 2011

Coming to a Mast General Store near you is the 2011 edition of the Backpacker Magazine’s Get Out More Tour. The Get Out More Tour, now in its 11th year, travels the country with all the latest outdoor gear and tips to get us all motivated to spend more time outdoors.

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Russ Anderson Hits the AT

Hit the Appalachian Trail with Russ Anderson, a 72-year-old Navy veteran and a Mast General Store customer. Russ, whose trail name is “Silver Eagle” has had a desire to hike the entire Appalachian Trail for a few years now.

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Tilley Hats

Alex Tilley, the founder of Tilley Hats, became frustrated that he couldn’t find a good sailing hat. He decided to oversee the making of some proper hats for himself and other Toronto sailors. He wanted the hat to float, stay on, not to shrink, last indefinitely, and look good.

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Sweet Remembrance

By Julie Shissler The first candy was actually consumed by cavemen, who sought out honey in beehives. Ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and Arabians fed their craving for sweets by candying fruit and nuts with honey. As time went on and sugar cane was cultivated, candy made from sugar became a delicacy for Europeans during the Middle Ages.

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Winter Snowshoes
Gear Up For Winter Emergencies!

If electricity goes out due to bad weather, or you’re traveling and stranded in your car, are you ready? Here are some tips to help you prepare for winter emergencies.

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Christmas Shopping Tips From A Pro

One of the biggest stressors of the holiday season is shopping: food, decorations, party supplies, and the big one, gifts, take up time and energy. Here are a few ideas for a stress-less holiday season.

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Photographer J. Scott Graham visits Mast

Reknown photographer and now author J. Scott Graham will visit  Mast General Store to sign copies of his new book Blue Ridge Parkway, Road to Discovery on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. at the Original Mast General Store & 3:15 p.m.- 4 p.m. at the Annex

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Linville-Central Rescue K9 Visits Annex

Every year thousands of people are reported lost or missing in this country. They range from lost hikers and boaters to missing children and Alzheimer's patients. It is reported that more then 30,000 Alzheimer’s patients alone wander from their home or care centers each year. Finding these people in the shortest amount of time possible is critical to their survival. Assisting law enforcement personnel in searching for the lost or missing is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, the Linville-Central Rescue K9

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