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The Hammock that Helped Save a Life
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The Hammock that Helped Save a Life

  Dear ENO, I wanted to share with you an experience I had a few weeks ago, which involves one of your DoubleNest hammocks. I and about 15 of my coworkers were hiking in Smoky Mountain National Park on the Ramsey Cascades trail. The trail is somewhat strenuous, taking you [...]

Safety Tips for Fun in the Great Outdoors
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Safety Tips for Fun in the Great Outdoors

Enjoying activities in the great outdoors is not only fun, it brings a wealth of physical and mental health benefits. Outdoor recreation is not without its risks, however. A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 213,000 people were treated in the emergency room for [...]

Trash Talk: Taking Responsibility for Your Litter
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Trash Talk: Taking Responsibility for Your Litter

Everyone knows not to litter. It’s selfish and bad for the environment. More than ten years ago, public service announcements made the rounds in television and radio despising those who litter. Littering soon became unacceptable within the mind of most people. “For generations, littering was more of a taboo than [...]

6 Key Elements for a Kickin’ Backyard Summer Soiree
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6 Key Elements for a Kickin’ Backyard Summer Soiree

It’s summer people. Chacos, music festivals, and outdoor dining are about and thank goodness. Who doesn’t like to go to the perfect little get together of friends, good food to share in laughter and spirited conversation? That’s right, everyone likes that sort of thing. If you have never thrown a patio party yourself, then [...]

Be the Light: Choices in Nighttime Backpacking Gear
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Be the Light: Choices in Nighttime Backpacking Gear

When 5:00pm on Friday hits, I’m usually punching the clock and heading into the woods ASAP to go camping. Most of the time however; after changing, grabbing my pack, stopping by the grocery store and then picking up a quick bite to eat on the way to Pisgah National Forest–the [...]