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.

It’s Friday, Ready to #HikerChat?
Outdoor+Travel

It’s Friday, Ready to #HikerChat?

Have y’all ever participated in #HikerChat? Once a week, Utah-based TETON Sports and North Carolina-based American Backcountry co-host a conversation about anything and everything hiking. While initially you might not think that the outdoorsy types are necessarily the most technological–think again. This growing digital conversation has become a rich place [...]

5 Ways to Survive a Snow-in
How To

5 Ways to Survive a Snow-in

So you’re snowed in. Your driveway is too slick to get your car out and conditions aren’t quite yet right for sledding. Don’t be so quick to grab the the chips and Netflix, there are still plenty of fun things to do inside with the added excitement of flurries piling [...]

Learn to Read the Clouds
Outdoor+Travel / Outdoors Tips

Learn to Read the Clouds

  Every avid hiker and backpacker has their own tips and hacks for surviving the outdoors. Most of us outdoorsy folks hit the trail more than prepared. However, a drastic change in weather is one of the top occurrences that can really turn a trip upside down. Unless maybe you [...]

What Your Hammock Says About You: Color Psychology, Vol 2
Hammock Culture

What Your Hammock Says About You: Color Psychology, Vol 2

Welcome to Volume 2! 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 [...]

Bring The LaunchPad on Festival Tour This Year
Festivals / Outdoor+Travel

Bring The LaunchPad on Festival Tour This Year

Earlier this year, the new LaunchPads returned with brighter colors and in two different sizes. Great for the beach and family outings; the LaunchPad is especially well suited for attending the music festival. Every ENOpian I know is resourceful when it comes to hanging a hammock up when naysayers say [...]