Articles written by: Carolyn Ellison

Carolyn Ellison

Weekend-warrior-backpacker, star-gazer, hammock seller, writer, iphone photographer, and festival goer living in beautiful Asheville, NC.

7 Awesome & Thoughtful Gifts for Mom this Mothers Day
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7 Awesome & Thoughtful Gifts for Mom this Mothers Day

Okay people, it’s midweek. You have just enough time to pull yourself together and give your mom a proper Mothers Day! Relay Two external beverage holders, reinforced base, lightweight but large enough to pack an overnight bag. What am I talking about? The Relay Bag. It’s ready to keep up [...]

Build a Doggy First Aid Kit for the Trail
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Build a Doggy First Aid Kit for the Trail

It’s no secret that ENOpian’s LOVE animals. I’m sure my pup is not the only one out their who joins me in my hammock. When one has a fierce love for the outdoors, often that translates to an appreciation for animals, namely everyone’s best friend–the dog. A lot of backpackers [...]

REI Dividend Season
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REI Dividend Season

March has come and gone but many of us are still holding onto our REI dividend. Carefully mulling over which piece of gear is worthy (or necessary) enough to be graced by the glorious member refund check. For the unfamiliar REI (Recreational Equipment Inc) has a cooperative element to its [...]

The Backcountry Chef Chronicles
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The Backcountry Chef Chronicles

ENOpians looooove to get outside and go camping. And everyone has their favorite part of camping. For some it’s trout fishing, night hiking, river rock hopping. For others it’s building the best campfire or lounging in a hammock reading a book. For me, it’s cooking. I make plenty of exceptions [...]

6 Plants that Pack a Poisonous Punch
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6 Plants that Pack a Poisonous Punch

Spring and Summer translate into cookouts, hammocking, and camping with friends. As you get back to the wild this upcoming warm season, know what’s okay to touch and ingest and what’s not. Blackberries for that pie, sure! Some wild mint for your mojito, of course! How about this edible flower [...]