Jim “Pa Jim” Tabor (aka Parrothead Jim – the Barefoot Carver) has been hiking the AT to raise awareness for FTD & money for research to benefit The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

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DutchWare Bio

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Welcome to Dutchware. In 2003 I hiked the entire Appalachian Trail and learned to take a minimalist approach to my hiking gear and life in general. (See Dutch’s 2003 Applalacian Trail Journal )

I could not find much gear sold commercially that shared my passion for stripping away anything that wasn’t needed. So, I started making my own gear, such as hammocks, backpacks, quilts and clothes. I especially enjoyed making hardware for the hammock community and soon was the inventor and manufacturer of the Dutch Clip (a clip that connects webbing suspension around the tree).

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