Outdoor Element Route285 profile

Explore with confidence when you carry innovative and useful gear designed and manufactured by Outdoor Element. We have award winning carabiner clips, a highly praised and award hunting survival knife set, original custom survival cord bracelets, accessories and more. We are always innovating for your peace of mind.


  • Mon Oct 11 2021 | Outdoor Element

    What is “race” in America to me? It’s not a skin color. In fact, it’s not a race; it’s a chase.  It’s chasing the American Dream. I want to share my paradigm…these are my experiences. I do not intend to paint with a broad brush. My experiences are personal. Perhaps if you come from a similar...

  • Mon Aug 30 2021 | Outdoor Element


  • Thu Aug 05 2021 | Outdoor Element

    Mike was a recent guest on the Hiking Thru Life podcast where he shared the story of Outdoor Element and the life of an entrepreneur. Go give it a listen!

  • Sat May 01 2021 | Outdoor Element

    Does a multitool carabiner belong in a craft store? Heck yeah, especially one as unique as the Firebiner or Fire Escape! Here is a fun story to prove it.

    Magpies is a “heart studio” in beautiful Fort Collins, CO where you get a chance to say hello to your inner artist and create with your heART! It...

  • Mon Apr 05 2021 | Outdoor Element

    As a society, we have dehumanized China ...we hate them. We hear that they are evil. I have listened to this from both sides of the political spectrum. I have heard it from mainstream media. Talk about #stopAsianhate. It saddens me. Truth is, China is filled with over a billion people -- people with...

  • Tue Jan 26 2021 | Outdoor Element


  • Sun Jan 10 2021 | Outdoor Element

    1 January 2021

    It was the perfect winter day for a 14er. The high was 12 degrees, but there was zero wind the majority of the time. The radiant energy of the sun made it very comfortable on the summit. This is my story, my first winter 14er. I will share my experience, my insights, and my follies....

  • Mon Nov 16 2020 | Outdoor Element

    As a youth I was very much involved with the Boy Scouts. I loved going on campouts, working on all sorts of varied challenges, and hanging with the guys. I was blessed with awesome leaders and great peers who all helped motivate me to progress within Scouts. I was particularly gung ho early on and...

  • Fri Oct 30 2020 | Outdoor Element

    The University of Texas at Arlington recently recognized Mike and Outdoor Element in their top 100 Maverick-owned businesses. Outdoor Element was ranked in the top 5 of 100 businesses awarded!

    From the UTA site:

    “As part of its new MAVS 100 program, The University of Texas at Arlington recently...

  • Mon Aug 24 2020 | Outdoor Element

    About 2 years ago we bumped into Rick and Julie from Beyond the Hunt at the Outdoor Retailer Show. You meet the best people at events like this. I had a couple of prototypes of our knives; Rick walked over to our booth and asked if he could take a peek. He found them interesting and asked us to keep...