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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 [...]

The Trouble with Ticks
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The Trouble with Ticks

Memorial Day has come and gone, marking the cultural beginning of summer. Without a doubt ENOpians everywhere will be hiking, paddling, camping and hammocking as the warm season sets in. We’re all happy to be outside more during these months…just be sure to be weary of ticks! May is Lyme Disease [...]

4 Types of Climbing
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4 Types of Climbing

Rock climbing is one of the best ways to be outside, explore new places, and stay in shape. You’ll use muscles you didn’t even know you had! Which type of rock climbing appeals to you? Regardless, hammocking and rock climbing go hand in hand. Relaxing in a hammock halfway up [...]