This map is quite special
It shows the exact spot
Where an idea was born
An idea for a cloth
Taking a photo for fun
A silly joke, you see
Turned into a vision
Of a cloth made for pee.
Waaaaaaaay back in 2016 (why does that feel like 4 centuries ago?), founder Anastasia was taking photos of her blue microfiber pee cloth as a joke. She had an idea to make a series of Pee Cloth themed Christmas cards for a friend (she's such a great friend... wow). She was high on the Continental Divide on the Wind River High Route when ... *poof* .... she had an idea looking at her blue cloth. "Why isn't that a real piece of gear?" A few years later, and after much crying, Kula was born.
Brinkley Messick, the artist behind this incredible piece, painted the original on a piece of wood! This image incorporates a mountain scene from the Wind River range and the exact topo map of the spot where the idea for Kula was born. So, you see, this is a special Kula for many reasons.
Sometimes, ideas are gifted to you in the most wonderful, unexpected ways. Listen to them. Don't talk yourself out of them. There is always a way when you believe that something is possible. Go below the surface thoughts of your mind that tell you that you aren't good enough or that 'somebody else is alreading doing it' and just allow yourself to be open to the possiblities. You never know what could happen.
Here are the facts about a Kula (note: I cut and pasted this because it's too boring to write out every single time)....
- super absorbent (absorbs 10x its weight in water!) and soft
- advanced silver-infused, antimicrobial fabric
- eco-friendly non-toxic materials (Bamboo Viscose, Cotton, Organic Cotton, Polyester)
- durable and waterproof 'clean' side so your hand doesn't get wet
- easily snaps to backpack using plastic snaps
- 'double snap' allows cloth to hang while folded in half (so it doesn't touch pack and/or get dirty on the trail)
- easy to clean or rinse and quick to dry
- retro-reflective thread detail for locating it at night with your headlamp
- size is approx 6x6 inches
- weight per cloth is .63oz
- proudly made in the USA
For more information about use/care, please read our Kula FAQ here.
Learn more about the artist Brinkley Messick:
Bio: Originally from North Carolina Brinkley 'Brink' Messick traded the Southern Appalachians for the Southern Rockies in 2006 and currently works out of a 1964 Airstream art studio in Salida Colorado. First and foremost Brink is a dad and family man, in addition he also makes art and has been involved in the Outdoor Recreation and Conservation world in Colorado for almost two decades. He developed an intimate connection with the landscape while guiding horse packing and mountaineering in the central part of the state before transitioning into the world of stewardship, conservation and trails. "As outdoorists it is imperative to preserve and protect the resources that which we recreate within, trails are both vital access to outdoor recreation and for some a vital outdoor recreation resource themselves."