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Shoot us an email:

We want to know what you think about us and, in the exceptionally-rare case where we've done you wrong in some fashion, what you're thinking about doing to us. Don't keep it to yourself. Peck it out on your keyboard, keypad, or other clever device and we'll get back to you just as soon as we're able.

Or send up a smoke signal!

If you've sent us an email and we aren't getting back to you fast enough--which is also exceptionally rare--you're more than welcome to try and hail us via smoke signal. Here are a few quick tips that will maximize the effectiveness of your efforts:

Do it somewhere that we can see you
Our favorite places to escape email (for a couple of days) are up in the San Juan Islands, out on the Olympic Peninsula, and in the foothills of the Cascades. Although we're confident that a breakthrough in smoke-signal technology is just around the corner, current smoke signals just can't cover the same distances that email messages can. You've got to get close.

Know your signals
Here at Olympic Outdoorsman, we're a patriotic bunch. As such, we officially recognize only authentic Native American smoke signalling (not Chinese Great-Wall signalling or Roman "the Pope's been elected" signalling) which has two basic signals. If you want to send up a quick thank-you signal, build your fire half-way up the side of a nearby peak. When we see where the smoke's coming from, we promise to pat ourselves on the back for you. If you need to signal us that something's wrong, keep on hiking and build your fire on the very top of the peak... then we'll pull up a seat and wait for you to reach us and tell us what's wrong.

Use the right tinder
Torching tires chokes the Earth, use damp grass instead. Provided you've followed tips 1 and 2, it'll send up dark enough smoke for us too see and understand.