UCO Gear Photoshoot at the Cabin
Recently I got a new online marketing job with a company called UCO Gear, that makes outdoor essentials like fire-starting products and LED camping lanterns etc. Anyway, UCO needed a rustic location to photograph some of their new products. Of course my mind immediately thought this was a great excuse reason to head up to our little off grid cabin. I volunteered our tiny “work in progress” shack for the weekend, my co-worked sounded curious and excited and a photo-shoot was planned.
We we’re able to hire one of my good friends from K2, Colton Jacobs. Being an adventure photographer he was down out to take the photos and hang out for the whole weekend. He snapped photos and I worked on my solar problems. Turned out to be 2 bad batteries so we’re down to just 1 semi-good battery but it works.
Excerpt from UCO Gear’s Blog:
Cabin Weekend Off the Grid – FIELDTRIP 004
The Marketing and Product Development team here at UCO recently decided to take a weekend to get out of Seattle and test some gear (not just ours) at a coworker’s cabin near Hoodsport, WA. The cabin is entirely powered by solar panels, and is a couple miles away from any paved roads. It’s definitely “off the beaten path”. Needless to say, it was a great weekend with A TON of photos taken by our very talented friend, Colton Jacobs. Here is a selection of some of our favorite shots:
First step was rolling Joe’s ATV into the back of the UCO van. A delicate, yet sophisticated system of wooden boards, elbow grease and lightly squeezing the throttle finally loaded the vehicle into the van. Note the chainsaw: We weren’t just going for fun, we were also going to cut firewood in preparation for a cold winter on the Olympic Peninsula. Here you can see Peter, Joe, and Addison using some teamwork to make the dream work.
Hoodsport, WA is a tiny town on the east side of the Olympic Peninsula. The town probably has a population of less than 500 people, and that spikes the most during the summer season. Well, we were there in the middle of the fall, so the town was pretty quiet this time of year. We stopped by a local oyster shop called the Hama Hama Oyster Saloon, and were not the least bit disappointed. The oysters were amazing, the saloon was right on the edge of the tideflats and their homemade vinegar sauce was killer. Okay, back to business…
After arriving at the cabin, we began to unpack everything. We brought way too much stuff for just a weekend, but clearly didn’t skimp out on the essentials… The YETI Tundra cooler was packed to the brim!
Read the entire post here: http://ucogear.com/blog/a-cabin-weekend-off-the-grid/