Message from Dennis Brune, Owner of ALPS Mountaineering
Curious about what’s behind Browning Camping? Well, if you have a minute to read the next several paragraphs, I’ll try to give you some background. In 1993, I started ALPS Mountaineering, a small company located in rural east central Missouri, with the mission of “providing more gear for more people”. We offer performance oriented packs, tents, sleeping bags, furniture and air pads. All of our products are “consumer designed” for comfortable enjoyable trips that have tough, durable construction for a lifetime of use, and while the products are great, the prices are even better. I have been working in the outdoor industry since 1978 in a variety of design, sales, and marketing positions. A lot of my prior outdoor experience came from running the Kelty brand, which also marketed packs, tents and sleeping bags. In 1994, Brian, the oldest of our 3 children, was about to enter middle school, so I left Kelty because I wanted to have a more flexible schedule to allow me to be more involved in my family’s activities. If you’d still like to read more about ALPS Mountaineering, you can go to the About ALPS Mountaineering page.