Articles written by: Anna Fletcher

Anna Fletcher

I just moved to Asheville in late May after graduating from Appalachian State University. I am 22, living in West Asheville, and working as an intern with ENO. I love being outside and am passionate about living a healthy lifestyle!

5 Tips for Staying Warm While Winter Backpacking/Camping
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5 Tips for Staying Warm While Winter Backpacking/Camping

  by Anna Fletcher Stick to the 3-layer rule.  When it comes to dressing for the cold, it’s important to stay both warm and dry. The best way to do this is to wear 3 layers of clothing – a base layer, a middle layer and an outer layer. Your [...]

55th Anniversary of Warren Harding’s First Ascent of “The Nose”
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55th Anniversary of Warren Harding’s First Ascent of “The Nose”

  by Anna Fletcher Exactly 55 years ago, a team of rock climbers completed the first ascent of The Nose on El Capitan, once thought to “unclimbable”. Warren Harding, a mountaineer and big-time climber from California, led his team on a 45-day ascent (done in stages over the course of [...]

How to Get Drinkable Water Almost Anywhere
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How to Get Drinkable Water Almost Anywhere

by Anna Fletcher When you’re backpacking, camping or – God forbid – when SHTF, and you’re stranded in the middle of nowhere with no supplies, the first thing you must do is find water. When you consider the “Rule of Threes” – you can survive 3 minutes without air, 3 [...]

‘Tis the Season for Popcorn!
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‘Tis the Season for Popcorn!

by Anna Fletcher Not only is Fall the best season for grilling, leaf jumping, cozy yet unshapely grandpa sweaters, bonfires and all things pumpkin; it is most importantly the best season for snacks! And one of the best snacks of all time that has its peak sales period in the [...]

15 of the Most Useful (and Hilarious) Camping Tips
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15 of the Most Useful (and Hilarious) Camping Tips

by Anna Fletcher These useful camping tips are super handy for any kind of camping or backpacking trip! If you find yourself in emergency wilderness survival mode, the elastic band of your underwear makes a perfect slingshot for shooting small game. The urgency of a late night bathroom trip is [...]