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4Wheeling at Jeep Jamboree in Tennessee

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Camping Skills – Book 2 of the Montie’s Guide to Camping Series

I’m excited to announce that book 2 of the series is now available. You can get your copy at: Montie Gear Website Amazon.com Written for beginner to semi-seasoned outdoor-enthusiasts, this book delves into how to select gear, effective ways to set up your campsite, safe drinking water, shower options, and more. The word “camping” inspires …

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Montie Gear Contest – Ends Friday! Write a review and enter the contest with Montie Gear prizes

The best reviews are candid and list what you like about the book and what you don’t. Comments that just say it is wonderful are good, but comments that explain why you like the book are the most valuable to other potential readers. Right now there are 6 people who posted reviews and 12 prizes! …

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Family Camping – Chapter 1 Podcast – Why Camp

So, you’ve almost decided to go camping; but you’re wondering what you can expect. Will there be stress or relaxation? You may experience physical pain from usually unused muscles, or perhaps the benefits will outweigh the perceived negatives. This is a good thought process to have. In my mind, the physical and mental benefits of …

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New Book on Family Camping and a contest!

  My new book on your first family camping trip is available on Amazon Kindle. This book has been a 2 year journey to complete but now it is ready to review. I need your help to provide potential readers on Amazon with candid reviews. The ebook is available on Kindle or as a paperback. …

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Jeep Jamboree at Uwharrie – 2017

We had a great time at the Jeep Jamboree.  The weather was nice and the trails were great.  There were 81 jeeps participating in the event.   Here is our jeep (named Troublesome) climbing up some rocks at the Jamboree. Here are some pictures:  

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Podcast and Video: Deer Hunting with the Quiet Quiver – Field Test

  Montie Gear Quick Quiver and bow hanging from a Montie Gear Hunter’s Friend So, when we got the opportunity to pick up the quiet quiver product, it seemed pretty cool. And I spent a little bit of time with it on top of the mountain a while back, but haven’t spent the day hunting …

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Design Story – Montie Gear in the Field – Hunter’s Friend

Montie’s Note:  Here is a Montie Gear product story that gives a insight into the design and a use case that includes testing and field use by the designer.  This was a customer newsletter item. Fall is synonymous with whitetail deer hunting in the South.  Our wives become “deer widows” for 2-3 months while we …

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Fun Product Design – Easy Camp Fires with Fatwood Kindling

Montie’s Note:  As product designers, we often obsess with QFD, House of Quality, Pairwise groupings, but some products are just simple and fun.  Here is a new product announcement for a Montie Gear product that we had fun with.  Here is an example of a simple and less serious outdoor sporting goods product that is …

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Kanban Cards at Montie Gear

We use Kanban cards at Montie Gear to manage our inventory.  The purpose of the cards is to make sure we don’t run out of inventory so we have the products you want, when you want them.  Kanban is a way to use a simple formula to determine how much product to keep on hand …

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Lean Shipping Desk – How Montie Gear Does Lean Manufacturing

If you are going lean, the boss has to set the example.  One of the places where I spend a lot of time is at the shipping desk.  So my 2 second lean project for the week is cleaning up the shipping desk.  Here are the results. Questions, comments, videos, suggestions are all welcome! Montie …

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How Lean Manufacturing Helps Us Serve Customers Better

Managing Production and Inventory in Context of Lean by Montie Roland Audio File:    2016 Mar – Managing Production and Inventory in Context of Lean.mp3 Good morning.  My name is Montie Roland with Montie Gear in Apex, North Carolina.  And I’d like to spend a few minutes talking about managing your production and inventory in the …

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Montie Gear is Transforming into a Lean Manufacturer

Designing and making products is something we really enjoy at Montie Gear.  We serve you (our customers and our vendors) by pursuing manufacturing and operations excellence.  What does “manufacturing and operations excellence” mean?  Operations excellence means that you receive exactly the product you want quickly.  It also means that our vendors get paid on time.  …

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Getting Ready for Deer Season (not product development related but still fun)

Non-hunters reading this blog may not realize that preparation for deer hunting season is almost a year round endeavor.  These pictures were taken in March when we were planting a deer food plot.  The plot includes sugar beets sunflowers with high protein content seeds red clover white clover  soybeans Imperial Whitetail Clover™ from Whitetail Research …

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Customer’s Modified Montie Gear Slingshot – Tech-Tactical!

This is one over the top slingshot! It is a Montie Gear Y-Shot that has been modified. See the video and read Adam’s review of the Montie Gear Y-Shot

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