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350+ Businesses Strong - Secretary Zinke, please take notice.

350+ Businesses Strong - Secretary Zinke, please take notice.

We at bambu Outdoor are proud to add our support and be one of the 350 businesses who support the protection of our national monuments.


Outdoor Businesses: National Monuments Keep the Economy and Our Industry Healthy

Dear Secretary Zinke:

We are leaders of 350 businesses operating and employing Americans across the United States. We represent the outdoor industry, which has emerged as one of the nation’s largest economic drivers over recent decades and continues to grow year over year. We are entrepreneurs, innovators, manufacturers and Main Street businesses. As employers, we support 7.6 million good, American jobs in a variety of professions and in communities both rural and urban — jobs that are rooted in a love for our public lands and waters.

You have asked for comment on 27 national monuments created since 1996. We share your view that the monument-making process, and the Antiquities Act in particular, “…has preserved some of our finest treasures. And the Antiquities Act overall has been nothing short of an American success.” Past Presidents who protected these places should be proud of their investments in the outdoor culture of this country – a uniquely American value – and celebrated for their contributions to the public’s enjoyment of our outdoor spaces.

We are concerned with your June 10th interim report calling for revisions to the Bears Ears National Monument. Your recommendation to reduce and potentially break up the monument and the protection it provides into sub-divisions would, we believe, violate the goal of the Antiquities Act. Any such resizing would potentially leave unprotected the recreational assets —  the outdoor places that families across America love.

Our customers use public lands as infrastructure for activities ranging from hiking to hunting and camping to off-roading. As we announced with you in April, collectively, the outdoor sector contributes $887 billion annually to the economy and generates $125 billion in state, local and federal taxes. The bulk of this economic activity and our jobs are tied to iconic outdoor places and experiences. These places and experiences can’t be exported or commoditized. They are a national competitive advantage. We ask you to not erode that potential but create certainty for our businesses and for the communities that often need it most.

As many of us noted before, it’s an American right to roam in our public lands. The people of the United States, today and tomorrow, share equally in the ownership of our public lands and these monuments. This powerful idea transcends party lines. It sets our country apart from the rest of the world. As business leaders, we simply ask that your final report remain true to the Teddy Roosevelt values we share with you — to maintain the national treasures Presidents of both parties have protected, to defend the integrity of the monument-making process and to assure these majestic places remain accessible for all Americans, sustaining healthy communities and a healthy economy.



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Campsite Cooking Is Getting Better - New York Times

Campsite Cooking Is Getting Better - New York Times

In a recent article in the New York Times, Upscale Food and Gear Bring Campsite Cooking Out of the Wild, contributor Kim Severson writes about the evolution of camp cooking and the growing options regarding eating on the trail and campsite cooking. Chefs are applying their craft to trail food.  A number of start-ups are shaping how we think about outdoor cooking. 

The menu for backpacking trips has changed significantly. It’s no longer packaged freeze-dried food that tastes like plastic.

Highlighted among the new companies redefining campsite food, is Good To-Go. is our friends at Good To-Go from Maine. A world-class chef and co-founder, Jennifer Scism has created some fabulous meal options. We sell several of their top choice meals on our bambu Outdoor website here.

We selected these Provisions from Good To-Go

outdoor provisions

We offer their gluten-free Penne with Marinara Sauce, and Thai Curry and also Quinoa Bowl and Pad Thai. All are offered in both single and double size servings. Natural ingredients, without preservatives. Companies like Good To-Go reflect the reason we entered the outdoor category; Provide better, more natural based options.

At bambu we believe what you eat with should be as good and natural as what you eat. That's why there is bambu Outdoor. A platform to provide outdoor enthusiasts with lightweight, natural alternatives to plastic. Elegantly simple and modern. 

bambu’s outdoor-focused Grubware™ is a fresh, new, curated collection of nature-inspired kitchen tools that are made from native organic bamboo and other sustainable materials like cork, hemp, and organic cotton.We felt there was a real need to provide outdoor enthusiasts with lightweight, natural alternatives. Our bamboo tools are the only utensils made from certified organic bamboo. From sporks to cutting boards, cooking tools and spoons and spatulas. 


Full article from the NYT is here >



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bambu Outdoor welcomes you. Free with every order.

bambu Outdoor welcomes you. Free with every order.

Our doors are open at bambu Outdoor. We're celebrating our newly launched brand and collection of brands, by including a free gift with your order. With every order, we include a free bundle of natural fire starters from our friends at Abeego.


beeswax firestarter

About the Abeebits: Your order will arrive with a bundle of 2-3 sticks. Each stick will light 2-3 fires when split apart into individual strands. When twisted tight and kept in a stick, it burns more slowly and can be used as a candle. It should burn for about 30 minutes. They can also be twisted around a stick and used as a long burning torch or a handy emergency tool. Like the beeswax food wrap we sell on bambuOutdoor, the firestarters are all natural, made with beeswax, tree resin, and jojoba oil that coats the hemp and cotton fabric. We sell Abeego food wraps in two pack sizes here.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Shop our outdoor range of products for Camp Kitchen, Meal Time and Accessories.                                     
Got questions? Email us at Get outdoors, naturally.

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bambu Outdoor - Now here, and out there!

bambu Outdoor - Now here, and out there!

Summer is here and the time is right to fling open our doors wide to everyone who enjoys being outdoors. Welcome bambuOutdoor. As makers of accessories for cooking, eating and serving made from renewable and organic sources, it is a natural for bambu to introduce our brand to the outdoor world. 

Whether you are out on the trail backpacking or day hiking, or out on a road trip, we've got some great new products and favorites to accompany you. We've teamed up with some cool brands to collaborate with and share with you.

Our outdoor-focused Grubware™ is a fresh, new, curated collection of nature-inspired kitchen tools made from native organic bamboo and other sustainable materials like cork, hemp, and organic cotton.

We've curated a select group of products and designed our website for easy navigating around three core themes.

Camp Kitchen is where you will find tools and utensils for cooking and prepping your meals. Items like our set of three Mini Basics bamboo cooking tools, or our famed Spoontula. Long enough to get you in down low into the dehydrated meal bag. The spoon head gives you a spoon and a spatula to work with over the stove. Pot & Pan Scrapers in a set of 4 are indispensable for clean up, and for countless other uses.

Meal Time is where you find our provisions from gourmet and delicious tasting dehydrated meal bags from Good To-Go, and the Grubware™ range of dinnerware and eating utensils. Great eating and feeding gear for kids too. 

Accessories offers a select range of great utility items for enjoying the outdoors. Like the original and still the best, portable solar light from SoDesign. Or fabulous all natural reusable food wraps from Abeego. Also have the best darn fly swatter on the planet, to highlight just a few.

We're providing natural camping and cooking alternatives to plastic. So, stay in touch. Look for moe from us. Call or write us with any questions at

Be outdoors naturally. 



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NEWS RELEASE: bambu® Outdoor Launches Into Outdoor Market with Functional & Beautiful USDA-Certified Organic Cookware

NEWS RELEASE:  bambu® Outdoor Launches Into Outdoor Market with Functional & Beautiful USDA-Certified Organic Cookware


PORTLAND, OR (June 26, 2017) – Whether you’re in the front country or backcountry, what you eat with should be as good as what you eat. That’s the essence behind bambu® Outdoor, maker of elegantly simple, modern, and functional USDA-certified organic cooking and camping wares for your outdoor adventures. Today, the brand launches into the outdoor market bringing with it eco-friendly, beautifully designed, and locally-sourced products that are handcrafted for memorable user experiences.    

“While popular for outdoor adventures, plastic products have a negative effect on the environment, taking away from the nature-based experience. We want to connect people more with the outdoors through our products,” said Rachel Speth, co-founder of bambu.

From sporks and cutting boards to utensil sets and spatulas, bambu’s outdoor-focused Grubware™ is a fresh, new, curated collection of nature-inspired kitchen tools that are made from native organic bamboo and other sustainable materials like cork, hemp, and organic cotton. A cornerstone product in the Grubware™ line is the Spoontula – half spoon, half spatula. This must-have for every backcountry camping kit is sturdy, super functional, and long enough to take on any application – from stirring mac and cheese to digging out the last delicious bits of your dehydrated dinner pouch. With the aim to help reduce outdoor enthusiasts’ reliance on plastic, all cutlery, utensils, and natural compostable plates are manufactured and sourced with the environment and end-user in mind.

The company was founded on the core value of: everything matters. In 2003, Speth and president and co-founder Jeff Delkin, created bambu – an eco-friendly home goods company, designing, producing, and marketing homewares made from renewable materials. With an acute attention to detail in how they conduct business, bambu cares deeply about who crafts each product, how it is crafted, and the customer that receives it. Seeing a need and direct connection for reusable, sustainable cooking and camping-ware products in the outdoors, Speth and Delkin are bringing handmade, durable tools to the market and changing the way people interact with nature.

“There are very few products made with all natural materials for those who enjoy the outdoors. Bambu Outdoor will give people access to natural products that will enhance their outdoor experiences,” said Delkin.

Bambu Outdoor will be showcasing its wares and making its debut as an exhibitor at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City at the Salt Palace Convention Center from July 26-29. Stop by the Venture Out section (Booth #VO2060) and see for yourself what bambu Outdoor is all about.

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bambu Outdoor Joins Conservation Alliance

bambu Outdoor Joins Conservation Alliance

bambu Outdoor Joins The Conservation Alliance

Bend, Ore., (May 2, 2017) — The Conservation Alliance today welcomes bambu® Outdoor as its newest member. bambu Outdoor provides outdoor enthusiasts with hand finished cooking and eating accessories made from nature.

“We are on a continual quest to provide people with natural alternatives to plastic,” said Jeff Delkin, president, and cofounder of bambu Outdoor. “Our organic and sustainably produced products stand alone in the homewares category. We are excited to introduce our brand to the outdoor community.”

This new partnership will continue to help support and bolster The Conservation Alliance’s efforts to fund conservation organizations working to protect North America’s last wild spaces. Though the support of Conservation Alliance member companies, the organization has helped protect 50 million acres, 2,991 river miles, removed or halted 29 dams, purchased 12 climbing areas and designated five marine reserves.

“We are proud and honored to welcome bambu Outdoor into The Conservation Alliance,” said John Sterling, executive director of The Conservation Alliance. “bambu Outdoor’s commitment to the environment and social responsibility will play an important role in the outdoor industry’s collective commitment to preserving the environment.”


About The Conservation Alliance:

The Conservation Alliance is an organization of like-minded businesses whose collective contributions support grassroots environmental organizations and their efforts to protect wild places where outdoor enthusiasts recreate. Alliance funds have played a key role in protecting rivers, trails, wildlands and climbing areas. Membership in the Alliance is open to all companies who care about protecting our most threatened wild places for habitat and outdoor recreation. Since its inception in 1989, The Conservation Alliance has contributed more than $18 million, awarded 552 grants, helped to protect more than 50 million acres of wildlands; protect 2,991 miles of rivers; stop or remove 29 dams; designate five marine reserves; and purchase 12 climbing areas. For complete information on The Conservation Alliance, see:


About bambu®

bambu designs and makes award-winning products for the home and outdoors created from renewable and organic resources such as bamboo, cork, hemp and organic cotton. bambu will be a first-time exhibitor at OR Summer 2017 showcasing its product lineup at the curated Venture Out section. bambu is a member of Green America and has earned the highest standard Gold Level distinction from the Green Business. Many bambu branded products are organic certified by Ceres and USDA Biobased-certified. bambu has a strong focus on social responsibility and promotes its mission of sustainability through partnerships with organizations focused on promoting and protecting a healthy planet including the Honey Bee Research Lab at Oregon State University, The Nature Conservancy, Plastic Pollution Coalition, and Environmental Defense Fund.




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