a story of inspiration (or, see the Bear Bag here)
We were enjoying the beautiful sun after a great day of hiking through inspiring red rock formations at Red Rock Canyon, NV. O, how eager we were to arrive back to camp and make some delicious beef stew. But alas, on arrival, a trio of bears had arrived just before us...
We didn't know what do to, and we were incredibly hungry and had planned that awesome stew to complement the cool evening air - carrots, onions, beef stew cuts, salt, pepper - simple stuff! But all the better when outside right?
bear arriving on campsite!
We just stood there, about 50 feet away, just watching the bears casually walk through our site, sniffing our tents, coolers, fire pit, benches, chairs..everything. Despite the hunger, there was something so meditative about it - the wildness and unpredictability of it all - incredible animals roaming our campsite...but I digress.
20 minutes pass and they alas, they find our coolers and quickly open them as if they'd done this before, at this campsite. And in less than 5 minutes gone went the carrots, onions, and beef stew ingredients, and cooler lids. We were dismayed but there was one thing that kept the pep in our step alive - our wonderful bear bags!
bear arriving on campsite, again!
That just happened to include 5lbs. of Kuju's Basecamp Blend whole beans inside that were freshly roasted before being packed and shipped to us right before this incredibly camping trip.
People had always told us we should put "real" food in our bear bags - like those carrots, onions, and beef stew ingredients, but isn't coffee real food?? How ridiculous were those comments. Coffee - perfect for our morning, lunch, afternoon and dinner.
We might have lost a wonderful savory beef stew dinner for the end of a long, beautiful, sweat-filled day of hiking, but we still had our Bear Bags of freshly roasted Basecamp Blend whole beans inside that were just waiting to evoke sensations of oak, chocolate, and honey on our tongues - wowza!
This all inspired us to bring these Bear Bags of Basecamp Blend whole beans to you with...The Bear Bag Supply Run! On a limited supply we should add, since we love our pour overs too much - don't forget those pour overs!
The Bear Bag Supply Run will be live through January 31: (1) you place your pre-order, (2) we roast right before shipping, and (3) you're set! This way when - *ahem, if - you lose your beef stew ingredients on your next camping trip, you'll still have your real food intact.
Really important: In case it's not clear, this is the only way to get these Kuju whole beans, so pre-order before the limited supply runs out. Or! Our ever popular pour overs always have you covered. :)
Here's to the Run!
Jeff & Justin
Kuju Cofounder, Brothers & Eagle Scouts
Disclaimer: This Bear Bag is not a real bear bag. Gotcha! But the beans inside are real...delicious. We do not recommend using this bag to protect your valuables from critters. Use the beans, not the bag. And always remember to follow Leave No Trace principles.