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.

Trying to Find a Balance: Slacklining
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Trying to Find a Balance: Slacklining

“We are all together in the process of writing a new chapter in the long history of the art of equilibrium.” Balance is a lesson we all must learn in life. Some of us have a better grasp on it than others. Slacklining is a physical manifestation of trying to [...]

9 Good Sense Camping Tips
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9 Good Sense Camping Tips

Inspect the Trees in your Campsite Check out the surrounding trees in the potential campsite. You don’t want any dead looking trees towering over your site. If the worse were to happen and it broke and tumbled in the night, you’ll some damaged gear–or worse–you could get hurt. On the [...]

What Your Hammock Says About You: Color Psychology, Vol 3
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What Your Hammock Says About You: Color Psychology, Vol 3

Welcome to Volume 3! Remember when you first got your ENO hammock? Whether it was from R.E.I., online, or at a festival; chances are you had the moment: “…but what color?”  Whether it took you two seconds or twenty minutes to decide, the color of your hammock may reflect some of your key [...]

Tread Lightly and Pack less
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Tread Lightly and Pack less

Hitting the trail soon? Whether you’re going for a weekend or thru hiking, it’s important to pack efficiently and light. From simply having quality light-weight gear to breaking your toothbrush in half, there’s plenty of light weight advice out there. When you start talking with other backpackers, you will receive [...]

9 Facts About Groundhogs and Their Big Day
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9 Facts About Groundhogs and Their Big Day

Whether you call them groundhogs, woodchucks, land beavers, or whistle pigs–every February 2nd these cute creatures have a big day . Punxsutawney Phil, the most famous groundhog, saw his shadow Sunday. So according to groundhog-day lore we are destined for six more weeks of hammocking in wintery conditions. But you ENOpians can [...]