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Startup Colorado: How Colorado's Rural Accelerators Drive Innovation

Startup Colorado: How Colorado's Rural Accelerators Drive Innovation

This blog was written by Joy Martin and originally published by Startup Colorado and is being reposted with permission. 

In 2019, Noah Schum and Jake Thomas were scheming the idea of a compact bathroom kit for outdoor adventures. By utilizing the power of mycelium fungi, the space-saving kits would tackle the growing problem of human waste in the backcountry. It could be used by trail runners, van lifers, and, well, anyone who’s ever had “to go” outside. The product seemed timely, and the impact, far-reaching. They’d call it PACT. The concept was...


What's the Difference Between Your Poop and Animals?

What's the Difference Between Your Poop and Animals?

We get this question a lot, and it’s a good one! Animals and humans have been pooping outdoors for millions of years. Why is human poop all of a sudden bad for the environment?

There’s three main reasons human and animal poop needs to be looked at differently. 

Different Diets

Our diets include things like refined sugar, preservatives, alcohol, prescription medications, meat - all things that can lead to the growth of bad bacteria in our gut - bacteria that’s harmful to the environment and resistant to degradation. 

Animals (although...


PACT Solves One of the Classic Outdoor Conundrums: How to Poop in the Woods

PACT Solves One of the Classic Outdoor Conundrums: How to Poop in the Woods

This article was originally published by Dad Gear Review. Visit their website for family-friendly outdoor product reviews. 

If you and your family spend any appreciable time outside, be it camping, on long hikes, on bike rides through the country, or on a river paddling adventure, it’s just a matter of time before you hear those fateful few words: “Mom, dad… I need to poop.”

Now, if...


NewsBreak: Make Pooping Outside Easier And Cleaner With The PACT Outdoors Bathroom Kit

NewsBreak: Make Pooping Outside Easier And Cleaner With The PACT Outdoors Bathroom Kit

This article was written by Morgan Tilton for NewsBreak. You can read the article in its entirety at their website.

Have you ever been enjoying or working outdoors, running, hiking, or camping, and suddenly needed to go to the bathroom—but you didn't have any of the necessary tools to answer nature's call?

Bodily functions became more manageable thanks to PACT Outdoors. This Colorado-based brand launched the first-ever bathroom kit to help people more easily go to the bathroom...


We're Teaming Up With the World's Oldest Mountain Bike Club

We're Teaming Up With the World's Oldest Mountain Bike Club

Sometimes we fall into the pattern of assuming that our trails are just there for our own enjoyment. When in fact, planning, building and maintaining them is an enormous undertaking that relies almost entirely on human power. 

The Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association (pronounced “Simba” for all you uninitiated folks out there) has shown us just how much impact the organizations responsible for this work can have not only on the trails, but on the communities in which they operate. If you’ve ever been mountain biking, hiking or trail running in...